Exhibition: 25.06.2013 – 05.07.2013

Studio 9 - Newham New Homes

Canning Town Model

About the show

This year we have been working in London. In August 2012, the Guardian reported that across the capital 1 in 10 Londoners are now on council housing waiting lists. People on housing benefits are being moved out of the city, in what Boris Johnson has described as, ‘Kosovo-style social cleansing’, and in the post Olympic borough of Newham, shortages are so acute that 25% of the population is in need of housing.

We began the year with a short project to develop an understanding of the intimacies of domestic life, and to test and evaluate the current housing space standards for London: The Mayor’s London Housing Design Guide. Using the design guide as a framework, we designed interventions for a number of well-known London houses.

The main project for the year was to design new homes for Newham, and students chose from three sites earmarked for development in the Canning Town and Customs House masterplan. We consulted with representatives from the London Borough of Newham, Design for London, and the Homes and Communities Agency throughout, and explored different approaches to understanding and articulating the character of residential communities, valuing both the quotidian and the remarkable of domestic London.

Exhibition details

P.V. Tuesday 25 June 2013, 6.30pm-10pm
Opening Wed 26 June - Fri 5 July 2013
Mon-Fri 10am-7pm, Sat 11am-5pm
Venue Spring House (1st Floor)
Studio Architecture Studio 9
Course Architecture BA (Hons) RIBA Part 1

Students' work

Canning Town Model

Group model showing the three sites worked on

Housing Complex, Silverton Way, Canning Town. Proposal perspective section by Michela Bonomo

Tahban Mokree, Jessica Rooney, Frank Farci, Simon Whitehead, Austin Joseph

Red House group research

Francesca Miles, Chingis Guirey, Urszula Saniawa, Brajan Kostrzewski, Jihyun Lim

Willow Road group research

Studio trip to Murcia

Students passing bricks on site in the Pliego

Soane Museum: A House in a House. Free-hand section sketches for proposal by Anna Pizovo

Soane Museum: Atmospheric Drawing of the loggia

by Sophie James

Willow Road Living Room

by Chingis Guirey

Red House staircase intervention

by Simon Whitehead

Canning Town Ordnance Survey Map

by Tahban Mokree

Hoy Street, Canning Town

by Francesca Miles

Bow Creek strategic drawing

by Michela Bonomo

Sewn Canning Town OS Map

by Petya Berbrova

Rooftop Model, Canning Town

by Cameron Carruthers

Conceptual Site Study

by Cameron Carruthers

Canning Town housing proposal

by Almaz Davis

Canning Town concept sketch

by Jihyun Lim

Resurrection of a Warehouse

by Anna Pizova

View from Canning Town station

by Anthony Svelto

Canning Town Caravanserai proposed sectional perspective

by Urszula Saniawa


Anthony Svelto
Francesco Farci
Urszula Saniawa
Michela Bonomo
Rachael Smith
Jessica Rooney
Francesca Miles
Anna Pizova
Almaz Davies
Chingis Guirey
Petya Berberova
Austin Joseph
Fadi Shawkat
Luke Mihaere
Cameron Carruthers
Jihyun Lim
Simon Whitehead
Tahban Mokree
Luis Campos
Sophie James
Victor Souza
Brajan Kostrzewski


Murray Kerr
Chris Bryant
Clive Dutton
Joe Morris
Alan Dunlop
David Leech
Daniel Nordh
Daniel Buckley
Rute Nieto Ferreira
Jonathan Speed
Philip Graham
James Collier
Richard Skinner
Ivan Bozhilov
William Pohl
Lucy Schofield