Ubu Design

UBU engaged to create a vision for the future of Winchester (3/1/17)


Image of letter outlining purpose of Supplementary Planning Document


UBU Design has been appointed in collaboration with JTP and Snug Architects to create a Supplementary Planning Document which will set out a vision for the future development of central Winchester.

The decision follows the consideration of 17 high quality bids received from organisations who were interested in working on the central Winchester project.

A collaborative planning and consultation process will begin in 2017, and we’re looking forward to working with a strong team, including Atkins, Rocmor and Propernomics.

Competition win for UBU Design and Snug

Roundel with Competition Win for Ubu Design & snug architects

UBU Design is thrilled to have won Winchester City Council’s ‘The Valley Competition 2016’ for Stanmore in a joint bid with Snug Architects.

The invited competition sought an aspirational team to provide affordable and socially sustainable residential housing within a suitable landscape framework and deliver enhanced space in keeping with the local plan.

The judging panel were impressed with the combination of a fresh architectural approach and purposeful treatment adopted for the open space.

A public consultation exhibition has been held inviting neighbouring residents and community groups to view proposals for the scheme. Comments received will help shape designs for a development with a strong sense of place and local identity.

Ubu Design celebrate win

A University of Southampton building designed by NBBJ, with external design carried out by Ubu while working at Plincke, has scooped a prestigious RIBA award.

The 2011 RIBA Awards, which highlight the importance of quality architecture and urban design in contemporary society, will this year be presented to 97 buildings in the UK
and Europe. The shortlist for the highly prized RIBA Stirling Prize for the building of the year will be drawn from the 97 RIBA Award winners.

RIBA President Ruth Reed said:

‘For 46 years the RIBA Awards have reflected the health of British architecture. This year’s winners show that in spite of a terrible worldwide recession, many exceptional buildings have been, and continue to be, built in the UK and overseas. Winning projects demonstrate that even in constrained times committed clients working with talented architects can achieve architectural excellence.

These well-designed buildings will add huge value to the lives, prosperity, health and pride of their owners, users and communities and I am delighted with year’s selection. We are promised an interesting RIBA Stirling Prize shortlist.’

"University of Southampton Life Sciences building"

University of Southampton Life Sciences building: RIBA 2011 award winner

The other RIBA South award winners are:

Kendrew Quadrangle
Architect: MJP
Client: St John’s College, Oxford

The Rothschild Foundation
Architect: Stephen Marshall Architects
Client: Alice Trust

Watson House
Architect: John Pardey Architects
Client: Charles and Fiona Watson

To read more about the exterior design for the University of Southampton RIBA award-winning building, visit the Ubu Design Life Sciences building project page.

To see the full list of RIBA 2011 winners, visit: 
RIBA (UK & Europe) winners 2011
RIBA International Award winners 2011

A slideshow of the RIBA award winning buildings can be seen on the BBC website

RIBA Awards – South

RIBA has announced the buildings in the South Region shortlisted for the RIBA Awards in 2011. In Hampshire, those shortlisted are:

Private House – John Pardey Architects (JPA), Lymington
Private House – Perring Architecture & Design (PAD), Lymington
The Life Sciences Building, University of Southampton, Southampton – NBBJ, London

Of the three schemes nominated in Hampshire, Ubu designed the externals on the Life Sciences building while at Plincke and have worked with John Pardey Architects on a private dwelling in the New Forest.

RIBA use the awards to highlight the importance of quality architecture and urban design in contemporary society and the excellent work produced by architects and their teams. Winners for the South region will be announced on 19 May.

Fivebonacci entry to 5th year SCDF publication

"Fivebonacci - our entry to SCDF 5th anniversary publication"

Entry for SCDF 5th anniversary publication

Ubu have designed an abstract representation of the number 5 for the 5th anniversary publication of the SCDF.

Entitled “Fivebonacci”, the piece is based on a spiral derived from the Fibonacci sequence of numbers.

A number 5 is positioned at each locus of the spiral and scaled and rotated by a factor of Phi (the golden ratio).

The piece is modelled in Rhino and Grasshopper, rendered in Kerkythea and breathed on in Photoshop.