Exhibition: 25.06.2013 – 05.07.2013

Studio 3 - Edible London

Mobile Workshop in Aldgate

About the show

Studio 3 is the Live Projects Studio, which explores new ways of looking at the role of the architect and the practice of architecture whilst delivering a built project.

The Studio also acts as an umbrella for students with self-initiated Live Projects and social and entrepreneurial agendas. Matteo Blandford contributed to the Studio with a live regeneration project in Palazzo, Italy.

Other students in the Studio revisited a previous project, remade it and tested it in a new site, making links across two sides of London – Stratford and Hayes, both with real clients, stakeholders and community groups. This allowed us to consider the architect’s continuing responsibility of projects in the public realm.

Through a series of events in both a Stratford Community Garden and Hayes Town, students learnt to self-initiate projects and about the diversity of the architect’s skills that can be applied at different scales within spatial practice.

Each student designed and made a conversation kit as a tool to engage with local communities in a playful way. Conversation kits allowed for informal conversations instead of goal driven engagements, and allowed us to engage with the site and its users.

A previous structure initially built by Studio 3 students in 2008, was re-designed and rebuilt, to construct a new gift to the community. This new roaming structure allowed for the transfer of knowledge and secrets from a community garden in Stratford to a community aspiring to have a collective space in Hayes.

Whilst the second years designed a structure to hold and transfer the secrets and knowledge they gathered in Stratford and bring it to Hayes, the third years developed their own brief in Hayes based on their earlier studies.

The projects included: The Long Thin Pub, The Tea Arcade, The Vet, The Park as Spectacle, The Perfumery.

All projects will be presented to the community in Hayes, and provide the basis for a new community centre on a local housing estate.


Exhibition details

P.V. Tuesday 25 June 2013, 6.30pm-10pm
Opening Wed 26 June - Fri 5 July 2013
Mon-Fri 10am-7pm
Venue Spring House (1st Floor)
Studio Architecture Studio 3
Course Architecture BA (Hons) RIBA Part 1

Students' work

Mobile Workshop in Aldgate

Mobile Workshop in Hayes

Palazzo Map

by Matteo Blandford

Regeneration in Palazzo, Italy

by Matteo Blandford

Evryta Kourouzou

Testing Conversation Kit

Riam Ibrahim

Evryta Kourouzou

Workshop Events Poster

Matteo Blandford

Regeneration in Palazzo, Italy

by Matteo Blandford

Hayes Mapping

by Onlada Imsamut

Charring

by Riam Ibrahim

Regeneration in Palazzo, Italy

by Matteo Blandford

Guild House proposal

by Onlada Imsamut

Workshop Proposal Model

Groupwork

Strategy Plan

by Matteo Blandford

Proposal for Mobile Workshop

by Hongjae Kim

Conversation Kit

by Ludovica Cirillo

Conversation Kit: Hair Topiary

by Mirko Solinas

Mobile Workshop Interior

by Mirko Solinas

Section to Valley

by Matteo Blandford

Conversation Kit Sketch

by Gerald Darling

Mei Tsao

Regeneration in Palazzo, Italy

by Matteo Blandford

Evryta Kourouzou

Conversation Kit: Bug Catching

by Riam Ibrahim

Evryta Kourouzou

Evryta Kourouzou

Students

Melite Babili
Matteo Blandford
Weon Young Choi
Ludovica Cirillo
Gerald Darling
Errol Houston
Riam Ibrahem
Onlada Imsamut
Hongjae Kim
Evryta Kourouzou
Melpomeni Manoliadi
Fadwa Mezughi
Haneen Shames
Mirko Solinas
Mei Tsao
Halil Yorel
Valerie Ziregbe

Collaborators

Abbey Gardens, Stratford
Albion Kids Show
Austin Estate, Hayes
Ash Sakula
Cass Projects, special thanks to Jen Ng
Grow Heathrow
Hillingdon Play Association
Maria Kramer
MetWorks, Marcus Bowerman
Ian Pilditch
Marcos Villalba