Published in 2018

Explore Design: Community Buildings is an Empowering Design Practices (EDP) resource developed by The Glass-House and Wright & Wright Architects on behalf of the EDP research team. Drawing on our work in the project with historic places of worship, as well as with other community projects across the UK, we have developed a resource that can help anyone new to design approach community buildings through a design lens.

The Explore Design resource is a highly visual website that will help you to explore and understand the design of community buildings through ten themes: access, context, delight, enterprise, flexibility, identity, legibility, maintenance, resources and security. Under each theme, you can find a number of illustrated examples along with a set of questions to help you explore the theme in relation to your own building’s present and future.

Click here to visit the resource.