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

Completed 2010

Award-winning zero-carbon detached house and studio.

Winner of the RIBA Downland Prize 2011. Featured 6 ...
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Garden Library

Garden Library  |  Lamberhurst, Kent

Completed 2006

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

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

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Tichborne Street

Tichborne Street | Brighton, East Sussex

In Progress

Mixed-use building with workshops and flats in Brighton town centre.

This mixed-use building in the ...
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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 major extension ...
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Residential Extensions

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Garden Cottage

Garden Cottage  |  Clayton, East Sussex

Completed 2008

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

This large extension in ...
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The Old Fire Station

The Old Fire Station  |  Lamberhurst, Kent  

Completed 2003

Sensitive contemporary extension to a Listed dwelling.

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

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C21 House Development

RIBA Design Competition | Reputable Volume House Developer
June 2016

A concept design for a flexible 'future-proof' house that can be adapted to ...
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PassivPod

PassivPod

Sunday Times Eco-Haus Design Competition 2014 & Virgin VOOM Innovation Competition 2016

PassivPod is an inspirational, sustainable lakeside holiday home and ...
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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

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Common Causes of Indoor Air Pollution & How to Fight It

We’re all aware of the dangers of air pollution - tending to think of it as a ...
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Free Architect & Planning Advice at South of England Show

Are you going to the South of England Show? Are you interested in starting an extension or other ...
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Refurbishing for Energy Efficiency? Do These 5 Things First

You know your home’s energy efficiency is not up to scratch and the idea that you’re constantly ...
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sustainable timber and forestry

13 Ways Sustainable Timber Is The Best Construction Material

Timber has been a popular building material since time immemorial, but with recent shock and concern over ...
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