Project Type: Research

London Housing: London Market and PRS housing prototypes

Designing homes in the capital is not rocket science, but navigating the constraints and regulations while looking beyond the formulaic is a specific skillset. We have a dedicated residential team who are highly adept at exploring the right housing typology for the right site. We have developed innovative plan types for a very broad range…

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Redsands Island

It has resisted all initiatives to preserve it for the future, whether commercial or whimsical. However, the fort is beautiful and powerful in decay. We believe it can reach out to a new audience and address a new set of threats in its twilight years, by presiding over the creation of Redsands Island. Through the…

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Crossrail 2 and the Extension of the Green Belt

Against a backdrop of upgrading London’s transport infrastructure, population growth in London of 1.5 million over the next 20 years and an ongoing housing crisis, 2015 saw two key debates: the viability of Crossrail 2 and whether to preserve or exploit London’s Greenbelt. In response, MAX developed a concept that explored the potential of Crossrail…

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The Housing Wheel (Volume Housing)

In this comprehensive research project, MAX aimed to exploit a simple kit of parts to assemble a range of homes aimed at stretching the housing ladder. This kit uses elements of off-site construction. We identified six customer groups representing the different stages of domestic requirements. We aimed this collection of homes at middle income ranges,…

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