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Writing about/featuring us:

The Architecture Foundation, 'New Architects 3: Britain's best emerging practices' Find out more

Carole-Anne Davies, 'Wales offers a virtual model for Farrell's 'urban rooms' Building Design, 8th April 2014 read more

Andrea Klettner, 'First Architecture Pavilion for National Eisteddfod'. Building Design, 14th August 2012 read more

Rakesh Ramchurn, 'CoombsJones wins Eisteddfod pavilion contest'. Architects Journal, 23rd April 2012 read more

Talks by/including us:

'Collaborating with Communities in Creating Their Own Spaces with the City'. Workshop at Festival of the Future City 2017. read more

'Design Thinking 1: Emerging Practice' at Arnolfini, 9th November 2016 (event chair) read more

'Developing a vision for places to live', workshop at 'Places for Life: Design Commission for Wales Conference 2016', 12th October 2016 read more

'Active Travel & Placemaking: The opportunity to create connected communities', DCFW 5th October 2016 read more

'Hands-on Building: Involving communities through live build projects', Architecture Centre 20th January 2016 read more

'A city worth living in', workshop at 'City Futures – Challenge and Opportunity in an Urbanising World', Conference at National Waterfront Museum Swansea,10th October 2014 read more

'Shape my town: Community led planning', seminar at DCFW, 5th June 2014 read more

Writing/papers by us:

Steve Coombs, 'Keep Your Timber Local'. RIBA Journal, January 2018.

Matthew Jones & Amanda Spence, 'Empowering local people through the planning process: The emerging practice of ‘Place Planning’ and its contribution to community well-being in Wales'. PLEA 2017, Edinburgh 3-5 July 2017

Matthew Jones & Rachel Sara, 'The university as agent of change in the city: Co-creation of live community architecture'. PLEA 2017, Edinburgh 3-5 July 2017

MatthewJones, 'Placing the market town: a place-specific, design-led
approach to the development of rural settlements'. PhD Thesis. Read the thesis

Matthew Jones & Rachel Sara, '‘Live’ architecture helps residents reclaim streets in Bristol', New Start Magazine October 17 2016 Read the article

Coombs Jones & DCFW, 'Shape My Brecon Beacons'. Find out more

Steve Coombs, 'RIBA Wales Awards 2016'. RIBA Journal June 2016. Read the article

Steve Coombs, 'The development of the building envelope using Welsh-grown timber: a study through prototyping'. PhD Thesis. Read the thesis here

Matthew Jones, 'Reimagining Rural Towns: a Design-led Approach'. Conference presentation given at Re-imagining Rurality, London, UK, 27-28 February 2015

Matthew Jones & Steve Coombs, 'Swansea: A City Worth Living In'. Read the report here

Matthew Jones & Amanda Heal, 'Shape My Town: A Planning Toolkit for Communities'. Website article published by New Start view article

Matthew Jones & Amanda Heal, 'Shape My Town' view website

Steve Coombs & Matthew Jones, 'A Place of our Own', article written for DCFW website, Design Commission for Wales, 2013
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Steve Coombs & Matthew Jones, 'Reading Place : Making Place', article written for 'DCFW 10', Design Commission for Wales, 2012 download

Matthew Jones, 'Incremental urbanism: An economic approach to the small town': Paper presented at International Economy Conference 2012, Welsh School of Architecture

Matthew Jones, Rhian Thomas, Rob Stevens, 'Residue'. Limited edition of 10 art books prepared for Ffotogallery Book Arts Fayre 2010

Coombs S, Forster W, Jones M, Thomas R, ‘Sustainable Sitka Spruce Housing : Ty Unnos’. Paper presented at NOCMAT 2009, University of Bath

Coombs S, Forster W, Jones, M, Paradise C: ‘Zero Carbon by 2011: Achieving Sustainable Affordable Homes in Wales.’ Paper presented at PLEA 2008, UCD, Dublin

Coombs S, Forster W, Jones M, Paradise C: ‘The tectonics of prefabrication: Manufacturing with place in mind.’ Paper delivered at Tectonics: Making Meaning Conference, Eindhoven University of Technology, 2007

Jones M: ‘Finding and Defining Place: The 13th International Design Seminar, Monte Carasso’. Paper published in Architectural Research Quarterly, vol.10. no1. 2006