Journal

AGE UK’S BID FOR NOTTING HILL POLICE STATION – FY have contributed to Age UK K&C’s bid to embed a community hub in the police station designated as an Asset of Community Value and currently on the open market.

CLIMATE CAREERS FAIR – What job will you do when the world is 2 degrees hotter? Our Director, Jeremy Young, joins Ben Rawlence and other activists and experts to impart their knowledge and advice at Back Mountains College online conference 30 April.

SANDI TOKSVIG AT TY HEDFAN – We were really excited to host Sandi and Jenny Eclair at our Welsh house, Ty Hedfan, for the Extraordinary Escapes Channel 4 series, catch our episode here

WREXHAM SHORTLISTED FOR UK CITY OF CULTURE 2025 – Welsh Secretary Simon Hart said “I am absolutely delighted to see Wrexham on the shortlist, it already has much to be proud of (including) an award-winning culture and arts hub in Tŷ Pawb.” More here

FRONT COVER OF GRAND DESIGNS – Our new build house in Haslemere, Surrey, graces the cover of the February 2022 issue.

EXTRAORDINARY ESCAPES BOOK – published this month the book uncovers the hidden treasures that the UK has to offer, featuring our Ty Hedfan house and other unique holiday homes also seen in the Channel 4 series.

WALES WEEK AT RIBA HQ – FY joined the celebration and exhibition of contemporary Welsh architects making their mark on London.

FY’S MARKET HALL DESIGN AT HEART OF A NEW TOWN – Northstowe is a new town in Cambridgeshire for Homes England, the UK Government’s housing accelerator for England. More here

JUDGING AJ RETROFIT AWARDS – as a previous winner we are delighted to be judging this years awards – such an important award supporting re-use and the reduction of our carbon footprint. We saw some great entries and winners are announced in May!

SKY GARDEN GAINS PLANNING PERMISSION – A great end to the year, we have received a planning approval for a new house in the Dartmoor National Park.

RIBAJ PiP WEBINAR – In this Sustainability themed webinar we pose the question of where and what kind of housing should we be building in the countryside, citing VeloCity principles and the need to build more sustainable housing within existing villages. Watch here.

FOUND GALLERY – The crowning glory and final phase to Found Gallery in Brecon.

HOUSE & GARDENS TOP 100 – FY are proud to be a new entry in their top 100 Architects and Designers.

RIBA BUILT ENVIRONMENT SUMMIT – Ahead of COP26 Sarah presented VeloCity at the RIBA conference and also contributed to their report presented at COP26 in Glasgow.

LOVE ARCHITECTURE FESTIVAL – Iris Papadatou and Sarah gave a talk on Stonecrop as part of Leicestershire and Rutland Society of Architects annual architecture festival.

STONECROP FEATURED IN HOUSE & GARDENS – A great 8 page spread on the house we designed for Matthew and Nicky Lyttelton who wanted a green retreat which offered a more sustainable way of life.

BAGGY SPACE PART 2 – Sarah joined a panel discussion as part of Tŷ Pawb’s event programme for MILQUETOAST, an exhibition of artwork by Bedwyr Williams.

LISBON CONFERENCE 2021  – Petra Marko and Sarah presented VeloCity talking about the benefits of cycling as a path towards better physical and mental health.

MESSUMS ‘DISCUSSIONS ON ARCHITECTURE’– FY gave a talk as part of the series, set in Messums Wiltshire’s wonderful 13C tithe barn. Watch here

AT IN PRACTICE – Sarah talks to Architecture Today from FY’s Brecon studio about how their rural base allows them to focus on projects responding directly to the ecological and climate crisis.

FY WINS 4 RIBA AWARDS! – A bumper crop this year with Stonecrop winning 3 RIBA Regional Awards and Tŷ Pawb winning RIBA’s RSAW Architecture of the Year Award.

BD STRATFORD DESIGN CHALLENGE – FY contribute to BD’s series of opinion pieces on the future of retail citing Tŷ Pawb as a new alternative to the failing high street – a place where boundaries are blurred, activities mixed and retail is more experiential. Read here

AJ CLIMATE CHAMPIONS – This wonderful podcast series includes one by Jennifer and Sarah talking about VeloCity’s work with Blenheim Estate promoting walking and cycling routes in rural areas to disincentivise car-use and help tackle climate change. Listen here

POLICY FORUM FOR WALES CONFERENCE – Sarah spoke about aligning development and planning with net-zero goals.

RE-SHAPING THE HIGH STREET – Sarah and Jeremy visit Sarah’s home town, to look at important work being undertaken by Yeovil Art Space to help regenerate the town centre.

BUILDING CULTURE – Tŷ Pawb is featured as a case study in ‘Building Culture’, a publication looking at the procurement of UK Arts construction projects, with recommendations for future best practice.

PLACEMAKERS CONFERENCE – Sarah joined a panel discussion on Rural and Small Places organised by Community Housing Cymru.

Community-led Housing Festival – Sarah joined a panel discussion as part of Thames Valley Community-led Housing Festival, presenting VeloCity and the importance of where and how we build housing in the countryside. You can hear the talk here

AJ SPEC BUILDING STUDY – Features Stonecrop, a new build house in Rutland.

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