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 In Progress Mixed-use building with workshops and flats in Brighton town centre. This mixed-use ...
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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 ...
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Residential Extensions

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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The Old Fire Station

The Old Fire Station  |  Lamberhurst, Kent   Completed 2003 Sensitive contemporary extension to a Listed dwelling. This new two-storey extension ...
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Competitions

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

PassivPod Sunday Times Eco-Haus Design Competition 2014 & Virgin VOOM Innovation Competition 2016 If you're interested in PassivPod, learn more at ...
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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
Tangmere solar farm

Tour of Tangmere Solar Farm

How can local government cut carbon emissions and boost the green economy? One option is to directly build ...
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Tour of sustainable opera house

Tour of Glyndebourne Opera House

How can an opera house contribute to the zero-carbon transition? That's a question Gus Christie, the executive ...
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clay plasters

Breath Easy & Discover the Rich Natural Beauty of Clay Plasters

This is a guest post by Clare Whitney, Clayworks  The humble clay plaster has evolved into a thing ...
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building with stone super natural materials

Benefits of Building With Stone, Plus Examples (Super Natural Materials 4)

This is the fourth post in our Super Natural Materials series – you can view the whole ...
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Wood for Good video health and wellbeing benefits of wood

Video with Wood For Good

‘Health and wellbeing benefits of wood' on Wood For Good website, March 2017 At the ASBP Healthy Buildings 2017 conference, ...
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Inhabitat Koru Architects zero-carbon house

Feature on Inhabitat.com – Lloyd Close Zero-Carbon House

‘Zero-carbon home generates income by making more energy than it needs' on Inhabitat.com, March 2017 The popular online magazine Inhabitat, which ...
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