Koru Architects is an award-winning, design-led, Sussex based practice that has earned a reputation for thoughtful, environmentally-friendly design and a 'client-centred' approach to projects.

Koru Architects is an award-winning, design-led, Sussex based practice that has earned a reputation for thoughtful, environmentally-friendly design and a 'client-centred' approach to projects.

Our Latest Projects

Residential New Build

Green Apple Awards zero-carbon house

Lloyd Close

Lloyd Close  |  Hove, East Sussex  |  2010

Award-winning zero-carbon detached house and studio.

Winner of the RIBA Downland Prize 2011. Featured ...
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Garden Library

Garden Library  |  Lamberhurst, Kent  |  2006

Garden library /studio, Shortlisted for the RIBA Downland Prize 2006.

This sustainable, all-timber garden workspace has ...
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Commercial Projects

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Whitburn Lodge Guest House

Whitburn Lodge Guest House  |  Brighton, East Sussex  |  2008

Renovation and internal enlargement of a Brighton guest house. 

The extensive renovation ...
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The Pavilion Tea House

The Pavilion Tea House  |  Hove, East Sussex  |  In Progress

Remodel and large extension of a park cafe in Hove.

This ...
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Residential Extensions

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Garden Cottage

Garden Cottage  |  Clayton, East Sussex  |  2008

Major extension to a cottage within the South Downs National Park.

This large extension ...
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The Old Fire Station

The Old Fire Station  |  Lamberhurst, Kent  |  2003

Sensitive contemporary extension to a Listed dwelling.

This new two-storey extension to a ...
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Competitions

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PassivPod

PassivPod  |  2014

Sunday Times Ideas Competition | Eco-Haus Design Competition 2014

PassivPod has now been entered into the 2016 Virgin Business Innovation ...
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Sustainable School

RIBA Ideas Competition  |  Prize Winner  |  2001

A competition design for Kingsmead Primary School, Canterbury.

This school building is organic in ...
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Services

We provide a wide range of architectural services from inception through to completion including:

• Initial consultation and site appraisals
• Project brief and build programme advice
• Digital site / building measured surveys
• Feasibility studies and sketch designs
• Expertise in low energy / sustainable building design
• Advice on planning and permitted development
• Collaboration with specialist consultants
• 3D sketch modelling and visualisation
• Planning applications / listed building consents
• Building regulation submissions
• Preparation of material and product specifications
• Space planning / room layouts
• Contractor selection and tendering / evaluation
• Site inspections and building contract administration
• As-built architectural drawings
• Post-occupancy feedback and evaluation

Latest News

low-carbon technology

Two Innovations in Low Carbon Tech & How to Fund More

We travelled to Shoreham for a morning of talks and networking on 20th April with the ...
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Green Apple Award sustainable house

Koru Architects’ Zero-Carbon Home Wins Green Apple Award

We are thrilled to be announced as a winner in the Green Apple Built Environment Awards ...
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sustainable holiday home competition

PassivPod: Vote for Sustainable Luxury Holidays

We believe holidays should be relaxing, comfortable and inspiring - and certainly shouldn't pollute the ...
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passive solar - featured

Passive Solar: The Low-Tech Way to Heat Your Home

Whether you’re giving your house a new lease of life with a refurb or planning ...
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