Sheffield Loves Architecture

Its Sheffield Design Week this week which this year is collaborating with the Love Architecture Festival run by the RIBA Yorkshire. Andy was at the Lego store in Meadowhall yesterday at a ‘Beat the Architect’ competition. Unfortunately he lost the competition in the closing minutes to a well practiced mum! If you’d like a go, the…

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Pop-Up Chesterfield

On 8th May our pop-up office was built for the first time in the atrium of Chesterfield Market Hall. After spending a busy bank holiday weekend constructing the elements, it was great to see it all come together in the space. As the market opened, the ‘home’ half was built and the ‘office’ construction well…

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Pop Up Architects

03rd to 11th May 2014 is National Custom and Self Build Week, an event organised by the National Self Build Association and Grand Designs Live. A wide-ranging programme of events are planned throughout the country to help millions of Britons turn their self-build dreams into reality.   We are doing our bit by moving our office into…

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AJ New Practice

Thread Architects are in the Architects Journal magazine this week as their featured ‘New Practice’. This series profiles practices that have set up recently and we were really pleased to be asked to contribute. Here is the article on the AJ Website, and below our full response to the AJ’s questions about our practice: Practice…

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Home and Away

It has been a busy start to 2014. Rachel joined full time at the beginning of January and has been building up our website to add some more of our previous projects, such as the Renishaw Foundation Unit that we worked on together at our previous practice, Evans Vettori Architects, and some more current projects,…

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Thread 2013

2013 has been an exciting year. Thread has only been in existence for the last three months but has been a long time in the planning and the New Year will mark a very important stage as from 1st January, both Rachel and Andy will be working full time for Thread as we start to push…

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Self Build on a Shoestring

As part of Grand Designs Live this year the National Self Build Association organised the Self Build on a Shoestring Ideas Competition asking the question, “Could You Design A Simple Self Build Home For A Family Of Four That Can Be Constructed For Less Than £50,000?”  [cycloneslider id=”shoestring”] With a couple of weeks to go,…

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First stitch

Hello. About time we started blogging! We thought we’d use our first blog to tell you a little more about ourselves. Thread Architects was founded in 2013 by Andy Thomas and Rachel Haynes. We both studied Architecture at the University of Sheffield, Andy qualifying in 2005, Rachel in 2008.  We have worked together for the last six…

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