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International Property Awards 2015


Frith House, Yoxford wins ‘Architecture Single Residence East of England’ at this years International Property Awards 2015


Open House London: Anise Gallery / AVR London


Come down – Jerry will be talking through the renovations and enhancements made to the former Victoria spice warehouse. Re-invented to house an architectural artwork gallery and an architectural illustrator’s studio, the design focuses on flexibility and workspace collaboration.

Open: Saturday/Sunday 10am-5pm
Address: 13a Shad Thames SE1 2PU


BBC Radio Suffolk

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As part of the Heritage Open Days, Jerry will be talking to Lesley Dolphin about the Hoo House.
Tune in at 4pm.
BBC Radio Suffolk, Episode 09/09/2015


BBC News – Would you feel inspired in a weird workplace?

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Click here to view BBC News film 


Dartmoor Arts, 2015


We have just finish a new stargazing platform for Dartmoor Arts as a collaborative design and construct exercise with twelve students. Many thanks to carpenter Henry Russell, assistant Johnnie and technician ‘PJ’ (Paul Dove) as well as the fantastic students for designing and building this in just five days!


Onoffice Magazine

Rory talks making the most of urban green spaces & luxury treehouse hotels. See full article here


Grand Designs revisits Hoo House: Living in Suburbia


This project is intended as a prototype for a low-cost, low-energy new-build house which can sensitively respond to a historic market town setting. For more details click here.


Architecture Tomorrow 2015


Excited to have three projects selected to appear in The Architecture Tomorrow Gallery at MIPIM UK this year.


Talk: When Retail Meets Architecture


Tate Harmer talks Hackett London at ‘When Retail Meets Architecture’ RIBA London

RIBA London
6 St Chad Place
WC1X 9HH London

Tuesday, 16 June 2015, 18:00 to 20:00

(Tickets available here)


TREExOFFICE opens today in Hoxton Square


TREExOFFICE is a unique co-working concept offering 8 individual workspaces for hire, and can also be hired exclusively for small meetings and intimate events.


Open-City Architecture in Schools: Primary Awards 2015

Tate Harmer St Edmunds RC Primary Millwall!

Research and Design Development Award (Whole class)
Most Inspirational Design Professional Award (Steve Wilkinson, Kathryn Timmins)

As part of our ongoing relationship with OpenCity, we recently collaborated with St Edmund’s Primary School in Millwall to create architecture for insects as part of OpenCity’s ‘Architecture in Schools Programme’.


Architects Journal: ‘pop-up office in Hoxton Square’


The installation, named TREExOFFICE, will be rented out to fundraise for environmental regeneration charity Groundwork’s work in Hackney’s parks and open spaces.

Up to eight people can work in the space which is equipped with a power supply and WiFi and will also be able to host small meetings and small events… (View full article here)


London Evening Standard: ‘Tunnel Vision’


Isambard Kingdom Brunel’s first building project is to be turned into a performance space 150 years after it was last open to the public… (full article here)


Habitat First Group reveal the masterplan design for new Silverlake Dorset project

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Featuring two variants of our low-energy ‘Light-House’ proposal, the three and four bedroom homes are the first Habitat First Group design to meet Passivhaus standards and code level 6 of the Code for Sustainable Homes.

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Talk: Passivhow-tos, Green Sky Thinking

Green sky Thinking

Tuesday, April 21st, 6.30pm-8.00pm
Unit G1B2 Stamford Works, Gillett Street, London, N16 7JH

Tate Harmer and Cocreate talk designing and building beautiful low-energy and Passivhaus buildings often on a tight budget. We will be presenting our experience and previous projects as a short talk, followed by a question and answer session to explain our findings to date.

Green Sky Thinking 2015


Talk: AJ Specification Live


Come along to listen to Rory speaking at this week’s AJ Specification Live: Roofing & Drainage.

We’ll hopefully see you for a drink after!

Wednesday 25th February, 16:00-18:00 (Registration from 15:45)
The Building Centre, WC1E 7BT


Barrenger Road Passivhaus is complete!

Tate Harmer_149Our new-build Passivhaus at Barrenger Road has now reached completion! We are on track to get Passivhaus certification for the project which should be confirmed in early 2015. This photograph is the kitchen area leading onto the central staircase and lightwell space, all constructed from beautiful ash.


Frith House in Yoxford is complete!

141202_YoxfordClad in Japanese charred larch this single storey three bedroom house is set in the grounds of a listed building, and mimics the appearance of surrounding agricultural buildings to fit into its’ historic setting. The new home is also extremely low energy with super-insulation, triple glazing, an MVHR system and solar thermal hot water. We will be taking better photographs in 2015, watch this space!


Tate Harmer design a Bird Hide for the Habitat First Group


As part of our ongoing work with the Habitat First Group at the Lower Mill Estate, Tate Harmer have designed a Bird Hide to be sited by the existing lakes. The Hide is a fun place for children to discover nature… you know what it is yet?


Tate Harmer complete RIBA Regent Street Window installation for Hackett


Tate Harmer, in collaboration with Harlequin Design Ltd, have completed a window installation for Hackett as part of the RIBA Regent Street 2014 project.


Talk: Architects’ Journal Greenspec Live


Jerry will be speaking at AJ Specification Live: Green Products on 4th September at NLA, The Building Centre. He will be talking about how to provide a tailored value for money response to client’s green needs.

Click here to book your place!



Tate Harmer work with Dartmoor Arts Week

140804_Dartmoor_artsEvery year as part of the Dartmoor Arts Week Spatial Structure five day course, Jerry Tate, twelve
students and a carpenter design and construct a timber framed structure from locally felled
timber. This year we built a semi-enclosed walkway and bridge.



Tate Harmer appointed to work with the Habitat First Group

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Following our competition entry to the Sunday Time British Homes Awards, Tate Harmer have been appointed by the Habitat First Group to design 15 new-build Passivhaus standard homes at the Lower Mill Estate in the Cotswolds. We will be working on a site called Copse Mere next to Featherstone Young’s Habitat Houses, and works are due to commence on site in 2015.