Unit 3 - Block

Unit led by EAST

About the show

Unit 3 has continued its interest in the block as an urban type.

The city block – as a consequence of the city grid – can be understood as the archetypal component of modernist planning; the most efficient method of systematically urbanising any territory. Within this indifference the block has demonstrated a capacity to sustain social, spatial and economic variety – a city within the city – on the one hand attempting to be autonomous from (or at least analogous to) the wider city, while inevitably contributing to its overall richness. Working in both Rotterdam and São Paulo, the unit has devised credible and compelling urban and architectural projects that say something about, and work with, the block condition.

Domestic entrance study model By Holly Hayward

Exhibition details

P.V. Tuesday 25 June 2013, 6.30-10pm
Opening Wed 26 June - Fri 5 July 2013
Mon-Fri 10am-7pm, Sat 11am-5pm
Venue Spring House (Ground Floor)
Unit Architecture Unit 3
Links Brazil Study Programme
Course Professional Diploma in Architecture RIBA Part 2
Architecture (MA)


 Condominium vs. block
Condominium vs Block Chris Barnes

By Chris Barnes 

 Tectonic studies
Tectonic Studies Saul Busby-Cozic

By Saul Busby-Cozic 

 Vila Paulista
Vila Paulista Holly Hayward

By Holly Hayward 

 Proposed elevation
Proposed elevation Chris Barnes

By Chris Barnes 

 Courtyard study
Courtyward study Saul Busby-Cozic

By Saul Busby-Cozic 

 Proposed street axonometric
Proposed street axonomentric Saul Busby-Cozic

By Saul Busby-Cozic 

 Communal plinth
Communal plinth Chris Barnes

By Chris Barnes 

 Domestic thresholds
Domestic entrance study model Holly Hayward

By Holly Hayward 

 Condominio para o bairro
Condominio para o bairro Peter Brown

By Peter Brown 

Gustavo Balague
Christopher Barnes
Laura Berge
Peter Brown
Hayley Harding
Holly Hayward
Adriana Keast
Simon Maddy
Yun Wing Ng
Magdalena Pelszyk
Ane van der Westhuizen
Saul Busby-Cozic
Mark Henderson
Belawal Hussain
James Sirett
Jonathan Stern

Judith Lösing
Peter Carl
Sandra Denicke-Polcher
Margaret Dewhurst
Hans van der Heijden
Patrick van der Klooster
Sophie Maubon
Ashley McCormick
Robert Mull
Nadia Tsitsa

Escola da Cidade, São Paulo
Martin Waters