March 29
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Thinking Outside the Box: A Debate On the Role of Microhousing in Tackling London’s Housing Crisis

In a city where land and space are at a premium, the idea of building homes with smaller unit sizes is gaining traction, particularly as a way of ensuring young professionals are not priced out of central London. The ‘microhousing’ option is not, however, without criticism. RIBA has described new builds which fail to meet minimum size standards as “rabbit hutches”.

This event will explore the role that microhousing could play in tackling London’s shortage of homes, and will explore the opportunities and challenges of building smaller homes at scale.

Can efficient design really make up for limited space? Does the ‘micro’ lifestyle appeal beyond single young professionals? How would new microhomes impact existing neighbourhoods? And how should local authorities respond to these new approaches to housing design and delivery?

Join a line-up of expert panelists for what promises to be an informative and lively debate. Attendees will have the opportunity to contextualise these ideas by viewing U+I’s prototype Townflats after the discussion closes.

Please register using the link below.  This event is open to the public and free to attend.



Free, registration required


18:00 - 20:00



Centre for London


Location: U+I, London

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Photography Tours - Shoreditch

Photography tours looking at how to photograph one of London’s fastest changing urban landscapes, Shoreditch.

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Shoreditch High Street Station, London

The Japanese House: Architecture and Life after 1945

The first major UK exhibition to focus on Japanese domestic architecture from the end of the Second World War to now.

March 23 - June 25

Barbican Centre, London

Social Housing - Definitions and Design Exemplars

Based on a new publication produced in collaboration with RIBA Publishing and curated by Karakusevic Carson Architects, this exhibition captures some of the best and most innovative examples of social housing at a critical juncture for the sector.

April 18 - May 28

RIBA, The Practice Space, London

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