Sowing the seeds for a better built environment. Sow Space is an Oxford-based architects’ studio that is passionate about creating beautiful and inspiring spaces, with low energy, environmental and ecological impact. Our role is to work closely with our clients to gain a deep understanding of their brief and together, come up with an innovative and sustainable solution to an existing need. Our aim is to push beyond the ‘business as usual’ approach and to ultimately strive for projects that embrace the principles of regenerative design – buildings that restore, renew, and revitalise.
Our team is made up of architects who are experts in sustainable and ecological architecture, energy efficiency and Passivhaus, through design and research. Working in both practice and academia allows us to remain at the forefront of cutting-edge thinking, and to back up our designs with evidence-based solutions. Our projects range from new-build private houses, to the extension and low energy retrofit of existing buildings. Our aim is always to create high-quality and highly comfortable places for people and communities to thrive in.
Sow Space are a signatory to the Architects Declare movement, and as members of the South/South East steering group, we engage with other practices to push for positive action in response to our climate and biodiversity crisis. We are involved in a number of working groups within ACAN (Architects! Climate Action Network). We are a partner of OZCHI (Oxford Zero Carbon Homes Initiative), led by Oxford Friends of the Earth, lobbying for all newly built homes in Oxfordshire to be net zero carbon. We are a practitioner member of the RetrofitWorks cooperative.