Our interest in housing spans across our broad portfolio - from large-scale estate planning to architectural projects. We are passionate about the need to raise the standard of new housing, and place emphasis on developing appropriate typological solutions. We are also at the forefront of attempts to deliver highly sustainable low-carbon housing through technical innovation and new methods of construction.
We enjoy working with people and communities to develop ideas and buildings which creatively respond to their needs. This spirit of collaboration underpins our award-winning work on a broad spectrum of public buildings and facilities - from architectural projects for new and existing buildings, through to larger-scale urban strategies.
5th Studio have a proven track record of developing urban and landscape strategies for complex urban areas. We enjoy the challenges associated with working in difficult and marginal urban topographies - working for multiple clients and in areas subject to significant flux.
5th Studio have an award winning portfolio of high quality buildings and innovative strategies for educational institutions - from primary schools to universities. We enjoy the challenges and opportunities of working with such ambitious clients and demanding requirements.
A strategic vision for the phased delivery of a new vibrant urban quarter on Cambridge's north east fringe
Special Prize winning submission to the IBA 27 for a new sustainable urban quarter
Study for the National Infrastructure Commission, making recommendations on the built environment of the Oxford-Milton Keynes-Cambridge Corridor.
Detailed design guidance to steer the delivery of coherent public realm in the Royal Docks
Shortlisted competition entry for the creation of a new market building celebrating Birmingham's thousand trades
Tactical urbanism in response to the challenges of social distancing on the hospitality sector
A new and expanded workshop that defines the character and profile for the Meridian Works initiative
Creating a bold vision for the regeneration of this historic railway station and its surrounding area
5th Studio's submission to the biennale under the title — Collective City: London is... a city to work in
Developing and guiding the delivery of a comprehensive public realm framework for London’s Royal Docks
Working across a range of scales, from estate studies, to carefully made contemporary interventions within existing buildings
Transformation of one of London's busiest gyratories to create a new transport interchange, bus station and improved public realm
New Cross is experiencing great change, this study aims to establish strategies for Good Growth
Redevelopment of the 11-storey Westlegate Tower, one of Norwich’s most high profile buildings, together with its immediate urban setting
Placemaking strategy, meanwhile masterplan, makerspaces & studios for a major new development area in the Lea Valley
Study for England's Economic Heartlands to promote discussion about the ambition for the region's transport system.
Options appraisal and tender for the works to deliver a cultural hub for Cambridge.
Redeveloping a neglected sports ground on the edge of the Lea Valley, delivering a range of sports pitches centred around a new pavilion
Public Realm and Connectivity Strategy to inform the development of the OPDC local plan and the future development of this strategic site
Establishing a high quality Greenway network of cycling routes from local villages into Cambridge.
Transformation of a central Finsbury Park site to create a new coworking space
New housing on a riverside site in Norwich, creating an ensemble of buildings to strengthen the historic urban grain.
Shortlisted Scheme for the development of the Cultural and Education Quarter within Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park
Connecting the Olympic Park to the Thames, the Lea River Park acts as both a new public landscape and a catalyst for change in the Lower Lea Valley
Working as part of a team to masterplan and develop proposals for a major new residential development on the edge of Cambridge
Exploring the idea of the 'enabling state' as a mechanism for delivering integrated infrastructure and development along the Stour estuary
A speculative proposal for a new river crossing, supporting good growth principles in the Thames Estuary
Creating start-up workspace for around 20 fledgling creative businesses, as well as links with a number of education and training institutions
A proposition for a city in a garden which welds infrastructure, landscape, provisioning, planning and architecture into an intense singularity
Study to describe the possible geography of urban change and regeneration along the Crossrail route and inform policy decisions
New build loose-fit co-working workspace for impact entrepreneurs and creative startups on the urban fringe of Cambridge
Study for Transport for London and the Mayor’s Road Task Force exploring the future of London’s streetscape environments
Reinvention of a neglected sports pavilion to create new community facilities at the heart of Cambridge's southern fringe growth area
Innovative and highly sustainable graduate student housing in a backland lot, refocussing the existing building to form a new college court
A new sports pavilion in Mabley Green, incorporating modular off site construction with robust detailing
Urban study to investigate the integration and impact of the new Crossrail station at Abbey Woods to help inform policy development
The comprehensive re-modelling of the 1960's building as the centrepiece of a new graduate campus
Strategic Estate Plan for the school, allowing the school to focus investment in a coherent way over the next decade
Renovation of a historic terrace and dramatic glass bridge as a threshold to the colleges dining hall
Proposals for a vibrant new destination at East India Dock Basin where the Lea River Park meets the Thames
Designed to compliment the rescue of a derelict former waterside inn, this new room provides a refuge above the 100-year flood level
Major new residential building on a constrained urban infill site in East London
Study to explore the strategic potential of opening the Lea Valley's reservoirs to public access
Complete refurbishment of this fine Grade II* listed townhouse alongside contemporary architectural additions