'Active Travel Summit: a healthier future for London'
Thursday 2 August 9am-1pm
Luke Tozer will speak at this event as part of NLA's Transport and Infrastructure programme that brings together those working towards a healthier London for updates on recent strategies and projects, inviting discussion on what more can be done to make sure we reach the Mayor's target and ultimately ensure London is still a desirable place to live and work in the face of massive growth. Find out more here
Open House 2018
22-23 Sept 2018
will be opening up Gap House and Mint Street as well as our newly completed
housing scheme Monier Road in Hackney Wick as part of the annual architectural
event. The Open House website goes live Tuesday 21 Aug here
'Council Housing: Wandle Road, Croydon'
Planning in London, July 2018
Article by Luke Tozer on our Wandle Road housing, a council led re-development of a difficult urban site in Croydon.
Croydon Smaller Sites Programme is a winner
Housing Design Awards, July 2018
Our schemes as part of the larger Croydon Smaller Sites Programme commissioned by Brick by Brick Croydon Ltd were a winner at the Housing Design Awards ceremony. See the project on the Housing Design Awards website here
'An Area Strategy for Coulsdon CR5' with Mary Duggan Architects for Brick by Brick has been shortlisted in the Masterplans & Area Strategies category. See the shortlisted schemes here
'Pitman Tozer's 'landmark' tower leads new wave of Croydon approvals'
AJ, 11 June 2018
by Ella Jessel on the recent approval of our 25-storey tower on Wandle Road Car
Park in central Croydon for Brick by Brick. 6 other Croydon projects were also
the full AJ article here Read the full Building Design article here
2018 Prudential Ride London 100
Sunday 29 July 2018
Continuing support of Coram, the UK's oldest children's charity post MIPIM 2018, Luke Tozer will be cycling the 100 mile Prudential Ride route. Find out more about the ride here
'Suburban Identities' LFA 2018
1-30 June 2018
'The suburbs, and Croydon, in particular present a real opportunity to tackle the city's acute housing shortage by carefully managing the densification of these places in a way that is true to their character and affordability, whilst making them more diverse and vibrant places to live and work.' Our Homefield House was exhibited as part of this public exhibition exploring Brick by Brick's smaller sites programme.
Find out more
'Architecture, identity, place' LFA 2018
21 June 6.30-7.30pm
A walk and talk looking at the past, present and future of
Fish Island, exploring the importance of the role of architecture in helping
re-assert a new identity of an area and how a new sense of place can be
achieved whilst respecting the past.
The walk was led by those involved in Fish Island
Village, Esther Everett (LLDC), Jennifer Pirie (Lyndon Goode Architects), Ken Okonkwo (Haworth Tompkins
Architects), Luke Tozer (Pitman Tozer Architects) and Cris Robertson (The Trampery).
Pitman Tozer in consortium led by HTA Design selected for Gascoigne East Estate remasterplan, Apr 2018
We are delighted to be part of the winning consortium led by HTA Design, and including Stitch to deliver phase 3 of the ongoing redevelopment of the 1960s Gascoigne East estate in Barking, east London. The competition was organised by Barking and Dagenham Council's regeneration arm, Be First.
Read AJ article here Read AJ article on shortlisting here
Barrie Close and Malcom Road are granted planning, Mar 2018
Planning has been granted for 2 more of our schemes with Brick by Brick. The schemes have a total of 33 homes together with a community centre in Coulsdon, South Croydon.
'The Japanses House'
arq, volume 21, number 3
Article by Luke Tozer
'Experiments in housing new ways of living - The ongoing Western fascination with Japan' in review of 'The Japanese House: Architecture and Life After 1945' exhibition at the Barbican.
Andy Matthews leads MIPIM training ride
The ride around back lanes of Kent, for those training for the Club Peloton cycle to MIPIM 2018 was led by Pitman Tozer associate Andy Matthews took place on Sunday 4 Feb.
Imperial Street is granted planning
Our 407-home scheme in east London with bptw partnership has
been approved by the London Legacy Development Corporation (LLDC). The Imperial Street scheme will see five buildings of between three and 14
storeys created by the canal in Bromley by Bow. The scheme, backed by developer
Lindhill Properties, will include retail and employment space.
Read the article in AJ here Read the article in BD here
'The Modern Timber House in the UK, New Paradigms and Technologies'
Peter Wilson, Oct 2017
Lateral House features in this book highlighting the many facets of timber technology being applied in construction and the ways in which these have impacted upon the design of housing. ISBN: 9781904320098
'Furniture vs Architecture'
Domus Nova, Jan 2018
"When designing homes we have an opportunity to craft buildings and interiors specific to the needs of the client." Luke Tozer's sketch design for a stone floor hidden bike stand features in issue 23 of Domus Nova. Read here
'100 Houses 100 Years'
Twentieth Century Society, Edited by Susannah Charlton & Elain Harwood, Sept 2017
This book including Gap House showcases 100 houses - one from each year from 1914 - that represent the range of architectural styles throughout the years and show how housing has adapted to suit urban life. ISBN: 978-1-8499443-7-3
'2018 predictions: Will gender pay rules help change the profession's profile?'
AJ, Dec 2017
Pitman Tozer associate Helen Reid talks to Richard Waite about diversity in the profession. Read the article here
Bronze Mews House is granted planning
The new-build house replaces a 1960s end-of-terrace mews house. The new house is characterized by bronze paneling, frameless glazing and fastidious detailing which results in jewel-like book end to the terrace.
An exhibition that invites architects, urban planners and landscape designers to design a city made entirely of gingerbread based on a masterplan developed by Tibbalds Planning and Urban Design.
Luke Tozer and Andy Matthews cycle to Cannes
Cycle to MIPIM 8 - 13 Mar 2018
Luke Tozer and associate Andy Matthews have cycled from London to Cannes and raising money for Coram, the UK's oldest children's charity. We also sponsored a team on this year's epic 1,500km cycle to MIPIM with Club Peloton. This year Luke and Andy combined have raised almost 14k.
'London's Towns: Shaping the polycentric city'
NLA, Oct 2017 - Jan 2018
Exploring the important role town centres are playing in accommodating London's population growth, this exhibition showcases the results from NLA's latest Insight Study, including 3 Pitman Tozer projects The Reach, Plaistow Hub and Monier Road.
'In Residence: Luke Tozer'
Nowness, Oct 2017
In the latest episode of In Residence, Tozer talks the creative challenge of tackling a difficult project and how he let light lead the design of the unorthodox sit. Watch the film here
Pitman Tozer study trip to Amsterdam
12-14 Oct 2017
We had a fun filled 2 day programme looking at architecture of Amsterdam, including housing projects of Eastern Docklands, Borneo-Sporenburg and Funenpark, as well as tours of the Eye Film Institute, Het Schip and Hofjes of Jordaan. You can see more of our pictures from the trip here
NLA Cycle tour
Associate Andy Matthews prepared and led this cycle tour with Peter Murray. The tour formed part of New London Architecture's up and coming London's Towns exhibition and insight study. Starting in Greenwich and following a circular route around London the tour explored development and regeneration across 'London's Towns'.
Open House London
16-17 Sept 2017
Pitman Tozer once again opened up Mint Street and Gap House showing the public around as part of the annual architectural showcase.
Brick Awards 2017
Luke Tozer will be one of 4 judges of the Brick Awards
The annual Brick Awards celebrates the use of clay brick in every aspect of design and construction. The winners will be announced at a ceremony on 9 November. Find out more about the awards here
'Creative councils are building homes again'
ES Homes & Property, June 2017
Article by Lee Mallet on how sixteen out of London's 33 boroughs are funding development and building homes, tackling housing shortages and generating income including Croydon Brick by Brick including an image of Homefield House. Read the article here
Shortlisted for the Housing Design Awards
Our Monier Road scheme in Fish Island for Peabody and Hill Partnerships has been shortlisted for the Housing Design Awards.
Pitman Tozer exhibition as part of LFA
As curious newcomers to Marylebone and Edgware Road, we
embarked on a photography project exploring the streets surrounding us to
discover what makes this area so unique. The exhibition was a collection of images and stories
capturing the life and landmarks of our new neighbourhood including housing,
transport infrastructure, public buildings and the spaces in-between.
'Peabody unveils plans for low cost homes'
ES Homes & Property, Feb 2017
Article on Peabody and affordable housing including our Mint Street scheme and current Peabody projects in Thamesmead and Fish Island, Hackney Wick.Read the article here
Celebration of Peabody
RIBA, Feb 2017
This event showcased Peabody developments including our Monier Road and The Reach. A short film was made by Peabody for the event including an interview with Pitman Tozer. Watch the short film here
'Why are councils setting up private companies to build homes?'
The Architects' Journal, 9 Feb 2017
Article investigating what the boom in council-owned housing developers will mean for architects, including mention of Newham's Red Door Ventures and Croydon's Brick by Brick which Pitman Tozer are both working with.
'Make your future flexible'
ES Homes & Property, Feb 2017
Article on the future of flexible and custom build housing, including comment by Luke Tozer. Read the article here
'Homes for All Ages'
Urban Design London, Nov 2016
Luke Tozer gave a talk as part of this session investigating housing options for different groups within our society, including how they can be funded, designed and delivered.
Luke Tozer selected for Manser judging,
Luke Tozer judged the 2016 Manser Medal competition alongside the late Michael Manser's son, Jonathan and architect and sustainability expert Lynne Sullivan.
Read the article in AJ here
Wearside Road is submitted for planning,
Pitman Tozer has submitted plans for a mixed housing scheme of 9 new homes for Peabody in the London Borough of Lewisham.
Interview with Luke Tozer on being architecturally inspired as a youngster, Mint Street and new projects at the practice. Read the interview here
'Comply or cough up: Unpicking London's radical zero carbon rules'
The Architects' Journal, Sept 2016
Are the capital's tough new rules for major residential schemes trailblazing or just another development tax? Luke Tozer gives his opinion in this AJ comment piece. Read here
Shortlisted for the National Housing Awards, July 2016
Our Monier Road scheme in Fish Island was shortlisted in Best Scheme in Planning Category of the National Housing Awards.
The Reach, West Thamesmead is submitted for planning, July 2016
The 5,522 sq m residential-led mixed-use development will transform a vacant self-contained site. Including 66 homes, the scheme is part of a GLA funded initiative by Peabody, Bexley and Greenwich councils to deliver more homes. Read the AJ article
Sheffield Design Week
Mint Street will be showcased as part of the public exhibition 'New Urban Housing Ideas for Sheffield' looking at innovative examples of urban housing from across the UK and Europe.
'Imagine Hammersmith Ideas Competition'
Pitman Tozer Architects were joint winners in this competition to capture ideas to improve Hammersmith Town Centre, set up by Hammersmith London Business Improvement District (BID) and West London Link as part of LFA.
'Policy Priorities for Housing in London'
Luke Tozer will be speaking at this seminar that will bring together key
policy makers with a range of professionals to assess
the future for housing policy in the capital.
'Why architects are bricking it over Brexit'
The Architects' Journal, Apr 2015
Architects are fearful that leaving the EU would affect their trade with the rest of Europe and stall growth in the UK. Are they right to be afraid? ask Will Hurst and Richard Waite. Luke Tozer gives his thoughts alongside others in the industry. Read the article here
'Custom build - can it work in London?'
Planning in London, Apr 2016
Article by Luke Tozer discussing the challenges and opportunities for custom-build in London. Read the article
'Slow Burn City: London in the Twenty-First Century'
Rowan Moore, Mar 2016
Mint Street features in this book packed with stories about the physical fabric of London in the twenty-first century.
Comment piece including Luke Tozer's comments on a new nationwide minimum space guidelines for new-build homes that has been brought in by the Government. Read the article here
'New Ideas for Housing'
Blueprint, Feb 2016
Feature on our winning entry with Naked House and LB Enfield for the NLA Housing Competition where we have developed designs for a Local Authority package for custom build affordable housing.
'UWE Ibstock Architecture Lecture Series'
Tim Pitman gave a talk on housing in as part of the 2016 Ibstock Architecture Lecture Series at the University of the West of England.
'London's new custom-build homes'
ES Homes & Property, Jan 2016
Article by Ruth Bloomfield featuring our winning entry with NLA Housing Competition with Naked House and LB Enfield to create what is set to be London's biggest custom-build project to date.
Read the article here
'Do it yourself'
RIBA Journal, Jan 2016
Custom and self build have huge potential to dent the housing shortage. So what's stopping them? Article by Luke Tozer in January's issue.
Read the article
Monier Road, Fish Island is granted planning permission, Nov 2015
Legacy Development Corporation has granted planning permission to
Peabody for Monier Road, our new mixed-use development in the London
Borough of Tower
Hamlets. The announcement featured in both AJ and BD.
'The Skinniest Houses In The World'
Architectural Digest, Nov 2015
Gap House is included in a piece on small footprint houses around the world. Read the article
New Ideas for Housing - International Competition Oct - Dec 2015
Our submission with Naked House and LB Enfield has been selected as one of the 10 winning entries and is featured in the NLA New Ideas for Housing publication and exhibition at The Building Centre.
AJ Architecture Tomorrow
MIPIM UK 21-23 Oct 2015
Pitman Tozer Architects exhibited as part of the Architecture Tomorrow curated gallery of future British architectural projects stand at MIPIM UK Olympia, London.
New Ideas for Housing - London Housing Showcase Oct - Dec 2015
Mint Street is included in an exhibition as part of the NLA Showcase highlighting the very best examples of new housing projects in London - recently completed, under construction or at design stage.
Top 60 Developments, Inside Housing Magazine, Oct 2015
Mint Street has been named one of the Top 60 Developments 2015 by Inside Housing magazine. It was highly commended in the best development of the year category at the awards ceremony in October.
'The quiet revolution in British housing'
The New Review, The Observer, Aug 2015
Mint Street features in this article by Rowan Moore on the role of architects in creating imaginative and sustainable architecture for the future. Read the article
Metropolitan, Eurostar Magazine
Feature on unusual homes across Europe including Gap House.
'New homes for first-time buyers'
ES Homes & Property, July 2015
Article on first-time buyer properties in London, mentioning Mint Street our Peabody scheme in Bethnal Green. Read the article here
'Taking Stock' Brick Bulletin, Architecture Today
Profile on Peabody and the use of bricks by the housing association in their housing schemes including our Mint Street project.
'Self Build on a Shoestring'
Competition run by the National Custom & Self Build Association in collaboration with Grand Designs Live, Sept 2015
Luke Tozer was a judge of this ideas competition seeking
proposals for new self-build homes. Find out more
Good Homes Alliance Tours
We gave tours of Mint Street as part of the Good Homes Alliance programme of events, seminars and workshops on pertinent topics organised for members and non-members promoting sustainable homes and communities.
Inspiring housing #5: Luke Tozer on Churchill Gardens
More homes, better homes, Architects' Journal, Apr 2015
Luke Tozer tells the AJ why the government should learn from the 'elegance and efficiency' of Powell & Moya's Churchill Gardens.
Public London: 10 years of transforming spaces
NLA Apr-July 2015
A model of our Mint Street housing project for Peabody features in the NLA Insight Study and 10th Anniversary exhibition at the Building Centre.
Peabody announces Thamesmead Team
London housing association Peabody has included Pitman Tozer in their
full housing zone team for South Thamesmead. The strategic masterplan
will set out a roadmap for the delivery of thousands of new homes over
the next decade.
'How to exploit the gap in the housing market'
The Times Bricks & Mortar, Apr 2015
Our Gap House project features in Robin Ash's piece on the UK housing market and building on city-centre plots.
RIBA London Regional Award
Mint Street wins an RIBA London Regional Award. The winning schemes were announced at an awards ceremony at the National Theatre's Temporary Theatre on the Southbank.
Shortlisted for First Time Buyer Readers' Awards
Mint Street has been shortlisted in both Best Architectural Design and Best Medium Development categories.
'Housing: Inconvenient Truths'
Green Sky Thinking Week, May 2015
Good design improves lives, but solving the housing crisis requires changes in politics, economics and care for 'society' - coupled with long term planning - to better lives in a more sustainable world. How can the profession help? We debated this topic with Mole Architects, 5th Studio & Beyond Green.
'Architectural Lecture Series'
UEL Architecture Students Society, Feb 2015
Houses and Housing: Tim and Luke gave a talk on their work to date as part of the UEL Architectural Lecture Series 2015.
'Don't Move, Improve - Talk: Design Inspiration'
NLA, Building Centre, Jan 2015
London Architecture hosted a day of free advice and inspiration to
Londoners looking to extend their homes, Luke Tozer presented as part of the lunchtime talks programme.
'Designing London - Infilling London'
Urban Design London, Jan 2015
Tim Pitman gave a talk as part of a session looking at design options and best practice for infill development.
'Regarding the Residential'
Architectural Research Quarterly, Sept 2014
Edward Wainwright interviews Luke and Tim about setting up practice and current projects.
Read the article
'Building Better: Sustainable Architecture for Family Homes'
Sofia Borges, Sven Ehmann, Robert Klanten, Aug 2014
Gap House features in this visual showcase of outstanding environmentally friendly houses, including technical data for each featured project. Gestalten ISBN: 978-3-89955-512-7
Shortlisted for The Sunday Times British Homes Awards
Mint Street is shortlisted in the Affordable Housing Development category.
Article on flexible spaces and extensions featuring our Lateral House and annex in Bayswater.
Highly Commended at the Sussex Heritage Trust Awards
Our conversion of an existing dormitory to create a new sixth form centre, for St Leonards-Mayfield School has been Highly Commended in the public and community category of the Sussex Heritage Trust Awards.
'Quality street: Peabody rolls out the future of affordable housing'
Guardian, April 2014
Interview piece by Oliver Wainwright on our newly completed Peabody housing project, Bethnal Green.
Read the article
ES Homes & Property, May 2014
Article on Peabody housing projects, featuring our Peabody scheme Mint Street in Bethnal Green.
Read the article
Report on our Mint Street scheme as affordable rented housing.
Housing Excellence Awards
Our scheme for Peabody in Bethnal Green is shortlisted in the Best New Affordable Housing Scheme category.
'The future of social housing? Peabody unveils designs by 20 young architects'
Guardian, Jan 2014
Oliver Wainwright article on the shortlisted practices by Peabody for its ''Small Projects Panel'', including the Pitman Tozer Architects scheme.
Read the article
Peabody ''Small Projects Panel''
Our scheme for Pembury Youth Hall, Hackney was included in the 20 strong shortlist selected by Peabody, from which Pitman Tozer was selected to join 5 other architectural practices on the Small Projects Panel.
'Domestic adaptations and extensions'
Inhabit, Nov 2013
Lateral House features in Architecture Today's publication on domestic designs.
'Spotlight: Peabody looks to include smaller firms'
Future of London, Nov 2013
Interview piece with Peabody Development Director Claire Bennie on shaking up housing procurement with their drive to involve more small firms in their new developments and the success of our project with them.
Read the article
'Peabody boost for small practices'
Building Design, Nov 2013
Luke Tozer is asked to comment on Peabody's unveiling of plans for a small projects panel.
'Peabody's new small projects panel sets a welcome precedent'
Building Design, Nov 2013
Ellis Woodman gives his opinion on Peabody's initiative with reference to our Peabody project.
By Chris van Uffelen, Sept 2013
Gap House features in a book on combining sustainability with trendsetting design in contemporary architecture. Braun, ISBN 978-3-03768-149-7
Buy the book
Domus Life magazine, Sept 2013
High-end residential property magazine Domus interviews Luke Tozer about starting the practice, and past and current projects.
'Victorian terrace becomes ultra-stylish family home'
Luke Tozer reveals the trials and tribulations of building your own home, and offers his five top tips.
Download the article
'20 Best Cottages For Christmas'
Sunday Times, Sept 2009
Our workshop in Badingham is picked as a design conscious Christmas get away. Book via Best of Suffolk.
'Building the Future'
John Lewis magazine, Sept 2009
Luke Tozer and Charlotte talk to Rachel Loos about building and living in the Gap House.
'Interactive Floor Plan: Gap House'
Wallpaper*, Sept 2009
The interiors magazine includes interactive floor plans of our Gap House as part of its Open House London event edition.
New London Architecture Exhibition: RIBA London Award Winners
NLA, Building Centre, 2009
Our Gap House features in an exhibition of RIBA London Award Winners, and in a show of 50 new buildings since 2000 to celebrate Westminster's Year of Design.
Hooray! Gap House wins RIBA Manser Medal
'An intelligent, simple, practical, high-quality design that makes most of the housebuilding industry look inadequate,' were the words used by former RIBA president Michael Manser when awarding the Gap House the Manser Medal.