October 21st, 2014 by Ed

The RIBA Manser Medal is awarded every year to the best new house designed by an architect in the UK. It was created in 2001 to celebrate excellence in housing design and was named to honour Michael Manser CBE, a designer of exceptional homes and former RIBA President. Previous winners include Carl Turner Architects for Slip House (2013), Acme for Hunsett Mill (2010) and Alison Brooks Architects for the Salt House (2007).

On Thursday 16 October The Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) has announced the winner of the 2014 RIBA Manser Medal, the UK’s most prestigious housing design award. Stormy Castle by Loyn & Co, a brave contemporary private house in an area of outstanding natural beauty atop a hillside on the Gower peninsula in Wales has been named Britain’s best new home.

The judges for the award were Michael Manser CBE (chair), Robert Hiscox, Honorary President of Hiscox, Lady Patty Hopkins, Carl Turner (winner of the 2013 Manser Medal) and Tony Chapman, RIBA Head of Awards.

“Building on Open Source Design ” talk at the Building Centre

October 21st, 2014 by Ed


Photo © Margaux Carron,

Prompted by the WikiHouse 4.0, an installation outside The Building Centre for the London Design Festival, our guest speakers discussed the potential of digital technology to change how we might design, make and construct buildings.

Carl Turner was invited to be one of the speakers along with Stuart Smith of Arup and Paloma Strelitz of Assemble. 

Here is the event.

Magnificent HQ on Baumeister Magazine

October 15th, 2014 by Ed

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Our ‘Magnificent HQ’ is featured on Baumeister Magazine.

This tiny project creates a base for not-for-profit organisation ‘Magnificent Revolution’ @ Hackney City Farm. The multi-purpose space was created from a converted shipping container. Parasitic to the farm organisation and utilising the wider farm campus facilities, it is a lock and leave space, necessarily tough and protected when closed but animated when open with the container doors revealing the blackboard to the public and a lighter, finer interior.

The project won the best office refurbishment award at the NLA Don’t Move Improve! Awards 2012.

Container fit out

September 26th, 2014 by Ed

Container fit out video

This is a little video to show you how our prototype container has been fitted out.

Slip House is featured on Place Invaders

September 24th, 2014 by Ed

CTA has its own studio account on Twitter!

September 24th, 2014 by Ed



Our first prototype shipping container is ready!

September 19th, 2014 by Ed

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Our first prototype shipping container is ready, come over to see it. We would be happy to give you a special tour of Grow: Brixton.

Brixton Pound party

September 19th, 2014 by Ed

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Here we are: CTA’s + Edible Bus Stop, together we are Grow: Brixton. 

Cool art installations, awesome prototype shipping container with beautiful gardens and great music, yesterday night at Brixton Pound party!


Hands on the showroom!

September 17th, 2014 by Ed

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With the first container arriving and the gardening started it’s time to create the first prototype show home, easier said than done. Today our architects are building the interior structure for the prototype show home.


Planning permission on!

September 17th, 2014 by Ed


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Just got an unanimous yes vote at Lambeth planning committee, now the fun begins, let’s build this together!

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