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

CLT timber ecohouse

Lloyd Close

Lloyd Close  |  Hove, East Sussex Completed 2010 Award-winning zero-carbon detached house and studio. Winner of the RIBA Downland Prize ...
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timber garden office

Garden Library

Garden Library  |  Lamberhurst, Kent Completed 2006 Garden library /studio, Shortlisted for the RIBA Downland Prize 2006. This sustainable, all-timber garden ...
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Commercial Projects

building with clay

Tichborne Street

Tichborne Street | Brighton, East Sussex Completed 2016 Mixed-use building with workshops and flats in Brighton town centre. This mixed-use ...
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Pavilion Tea House, Hove Park Cafe, Koru Architects, Eco Architect, Sustainable Design

The Pavilion Tea House

The Pavilion Tea House  |  Hove Park, East Sussex In Progress Rebuild of cafe in Hove Park. This japanese-inspired rebuild ...
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Residential Extensions


Spylaws | Wych Cross, East Sussex Completed 2017 Minimalist glass extension to 4-bedroom house in Wych Cross.  The addition of the ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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PassivPod Interested in PassivPod? Learn more at www.passivpod.co.uk PassivPod began life as a competition entry for a lakeside retreat in the ...
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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

17.7.18 – Koru attends Brighton & Hove Planning Agents Forum AGM

Koru Architect Issi attended Brighton & Hove Planning Agents Forum AGM yesterday. The Planning Agents Forum (PAF) consists of ...
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Construction Business of the Year, PassivPod, Koru Architects, National Best New Business Awards,

2.7.18 – PassivPod wins Construction Business of the Year 2018

We're thrilled to announce that Koru-designed PassivPod won Construction Business of the Year at the National Best ...
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save water, reduce water consumption, koru architects, eco architect, sustainable architect

How to save water: a guide to reducing water consumption

If you live in the UK, water may seem abundant. But those of us wanting to live ...
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commissioning an architect, koru architects, eco architects, brighton, hove, sustainable design

Commissioning an architect: how does it work?

Commissioning an architect can be a daunting prospect if you’re not familiar with it. In this post ...
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The Argus, 14 August 2018

'Eco start up wins top awards for green idea' - 14 August 2018 Brighton & Hove's daily ...
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Hove Park Cafe, Pavilion Tea House, Hove Park, Koru Architects, Eco Architects, Sustainable Architect, Brighton

Hove Park Living magazine, August 2018 issue

'New cafe for Hove Park' – August 2018 Hove Park Living, a free monthly magazine for residents ...
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