Cube Haus is a property pioneer, disrupting the existing housing market, delivering high-design value, modular homes at reasonable prices that can be configured to fit small and awkward urban sites.
Our background is in running unorthodox, creative companies, but we have always loved great architecture. We looked around and realised that there was an opportunity for an ethical developer model that would break new ground by marrying some of the awkward urban spaces we often come across unexpectedly in the city with great looking sustainable homes.
We have commissioning some of Britain’s top architects and designers to create a series of outstanding modular concepts: Adjaye Associates, (whose principal David Adjaye was knighted in 2017 for his services to architecture), Faye Toogood (celebrated interior, furniture and fashion designer), Carl Turner Architects (winner of the RIBA Manser Medal for the Slip House) and Skene Catling de la Peña (winner of the RIBA 2015 House of the Year award for the Flint House).
The Cube Haus delivery model creates economies of scale that make innovative architectural design very accessible: people who might never have considered using an architect, let alone a renowned contemporary practice, will be able to do so. The houses will either be commissioned and installed by Cube Haus on sites that the company acquires, or will be available to buy as an ‘off-the-peg’ solution for self- builders.
Modular construction will cut down on both waste and build time and will mean that houses can be quickly and economically configured to fit any shape or size of land plot - back land sites, gap sites and rooftops. Components will be made off-site in factories located in the UK. The frames of the buildings will be made from cross-laminated timber and will be clad in sustainable materials.
Philip Bueno de Mesquita
Philip has run his own businesses for the past 30 years. His career has been dedicated to great design. In the early 90s he founded a sneaker brand Acupuncture Footwear which sold in 40 countries, and he is a director of his wife’s international luxury fashion label Roksanda, which he helped launch in 2005. Working alongside award-winning architects, Philip has built two renowned houses in central London – The Lost House in Kings Cross by renowned architecture practice Adjaye Associates and the Cube House in Clerkenwell. He champions the technology which has made it far easier to create custom high-end, factory-built houses in steel and timber.
Paul worked within the creative industries for over 25 years before co-launching Land Converter. He previously founded and ran the award-winning creative agency pd3, which specialises in cultural marketing and works with leading UK and international brands such as O2, including the Memory Project and iconic architect and designer Jason Bruges and the Sony T5 project with renowned architectural design agency Nicolas Alexander. Paul sold the agency in 2013 and invested his business acumen and creative vision into his passion: combining original design with new processes, materials and technologies to transform unused spaces into beautiful and functional living spaces.
Cube Haus is a trading name of St James's Lane Limited. Registered in England and Wales. Company no. 09470601.
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