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Work in Progress: Selby Mining Memorial

Native Architects are pleased to announce that we have applied for planning permission on behalf of Selby Town Council to erect a fitting memorial to the all the miners who worked in the Selby Coalfield from the mid to late 20th Century. The memorial, which will be proudly situated in the Selby Community Woodland will…

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Healthy Buildings: How to Achieve Good Indoor Air Quality

Over the last few years, the harm that the construction industry is causing to our environment from harmful emissions has impacted the public conscience. Global, national and local initiatives are being put in place to reduce damage caused to our planet, major initiatives such as the production of clean energy i.e. Wind turbines and solar…

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Native Quarterly Book Choice

Our book choice this quarter has been chosen by Cam Shepphard.  Cam who recently graduated from the University of Sheffield with a BA(Hons) in Architecture has a particular interest in historic buildings and their conservation and his book choice is England A Guide to Post-War Listed Buildings by Elain Harwood. Cam said “Since 1987 more…

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The magic of zinc!

Metal roofs are becoming more and more popular not just for commercial buildings but also for residential properties. Zinc has many benefits over other materials.  Zinc in its raw form has a low melting point, meaning that it uses less energy to convert into roofing material. Zinc is incredibly durable meaning it is not affected…

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New Team Member

We are delighted that Sean Bartlem has joined Native Architects as Architectural Assistant. Sean completed his BA(Hons) Architecture degree at Newcastle University in 2019 before undertaking a placement in Perth, Western Australia.  During this period, he worked to strengthen community relationships and enjoyed the challenge in approaching the rural context.  Sean enjoys working with both…

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Farm Diversification: Dovecote Barns, Mount Farm, Kelfield, York

Farm Diversification: Dovecote Barns, Mount Farm, Kelfield, York  Since the end of the 1940s, the face of farming has changed dramatically. This change has manifested itself in many ways. The agricultural workforce fell from 900,000 at the end of the 1940s to 182,900 in 2012. The number of farmers has also fallen but not at such…

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A Working Home

A Working Home   2020 will be remembered for the devastating worldwide coronavirus pandemic that is affecting all our lives. Yet, out of this tragedy is  a ray of hope, that if fostered and developed with care, may provide a chance to dramatically reduce the environmental damage we inflict on our planet on a daily basis. …

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Restoration of J R Punton & Son Hardware Store

Native Architects were appointed to assist the Punton family in the restoration of their 17th Century Grade 2 listed hardware store in Snaith.  Read how we restored these premises with sustainable materials whilst ensuring we showcased the building’s heritage and historical fabric. Read our article here 

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York Creatives

We are delighted to be working with Ben, filmmaker, photographer and founder of York Creatives on a new project aimed at shining a light on people and places in the creative sector. York Creatives a grassroot collaborative network of  artists, designers, filmmakers, photographers, musicians, performers, poets, writers, producers, curators, crafters and creators was set up…

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A new pyramid for Pharaoh

Rachel has been working alongside Year 5/6 teachers at St Oswald’s School in Fulford to deliver a short project engaging schoolchildren in architecture. As part of the RIBA Architecture Ambassadors scheme, Rachel encouraged the pupils to think about why buildings may have been designed in a certain way, thinking about materials, what different buildings are…

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