Special Collections

WRIGHT & WRIGHT ARCHITECTS, 2018

"This insightful publication outlines the importance of reimagining archives and other memory organisations as transformative physical spaces so that anyone, from anywhere, can engage with special, diverse and unique collections"
Jeff James, Chief Executive and Keeper of The National Archives

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The Wright Stuff

CLARE WRIGHT IN CONVERSATION WITH PETER MURRAY

Clare Wright discusses the new building for Lambeth Palace Library with Peter Murray from New London Architecture. They talk about the building’s historic context and contents as well as the practice’s timeless style of architecture.

Recorded on 25 June 2020.

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5 Minutes with Naila Yousuf

BUILDING MAGAZINE NAILA YOUSUF PROFILE, 2020

"Naila Yousuf on site discoveries, never giving up and her mum's biriyani"
Fiorella Lanni, Building Online

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Oxford Preservation Trust RIBA Lecture

RIBA LECTURE WITH CLARE WRIGHT 

With reference to the recently completed Archive for the Church of England at Lambeth Palace, St John’s College Study Centre, and student accommodation for Christ Church students on Queen Street, Clare Wright illustrates Wright & Wright’s approach to integrating contemporary building into sensitive historic sites.

Recorded on 11 September, 2020.

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Light Reading

ARCHITECTS JOURNAL, OCT 2019

“With its finely detailed Library and Study Centre, Wright & Wright Architects has made an elegant addition to the historic assemblage of buildings at St John's College, Oxford”
Cathy Slessor

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FX Clare Wright Profiling

FX CLARE WRIGHT PROFILE, 2020

"Represents the practice’s way of working and Wright’s own sensibility, with their solidity, care and attention to detail, and through looking back to the past, appreciating the present and building something for the future."
Sophie Tolhurst, Assistant Editor, FX Magazine

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The Care Takers

RIBA JOURNAL, NOV 2016

“Wright & Wright made a conscious decision to work in historic settings on the principle that people would take more care. It’s all about making places better for everyone”
Hugh Pearman

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A New Reading

ARCHITECTS’ JOURNAL, JAN 2017

“Wright & Wright deftly weaves old and new at Longwall Library... The new emerging out of the old to generate unexpected synergies and breathe life into assemblages created over time” 
Cathy Slessor

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Envisioning Nelahozeves

THINKING 3D, APRIL 2018

"Often, as architects working in historic contexts, we need to adopt the role of archaeologists, piecing together fragments of research across time, though physical and anecdotal evidence. When Wright & Wright Architects were asked to look at new designs for the historic Nelahozeves Castle in the Czech Republic last year we knew that uncovering the clues behind the fascinating geometry would be crucial to unlock the secrets of the site."

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What's a Library in the Digital Age?

OXFORD TODAY, OCT 2017

"It will bring the old and new parts of the College together physically and once again position the library facilities at the heart of St John's."  Professor Maggie Snowling CBE

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Heavyweight & Thick-Skinned

ANNIVERSARY PUBLICATION, SEP 2007

“We like buildings that have mass and thick, rather than thin, walls in natural cladding materials, such as stone and brick. This is because of their tendencies to look good with minimum upkeep; their ability to provide a sustainable environment which can be easily managed; and also because they offer many interesting architectural possibilities” 
Clare Wright

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21 Years of Buildings & Ideas

ANNIVERSARY PUBLICATION, SEP 2015

“Through a body of work that now spans 21 years, encompassing the exacting standards of Oxbridge and the financial constraints of social housing, they see beyond the fleeting catwalk moment of a building’s completion to investigate how things can be made to work well, uplift spirits and endure in the long term”
Cathy Slessor

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