Studio 3 - Edible London

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.

Mobile Workshop in Aldgate

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 Aldgate studio 3

 

 Mobile Workshop in Hayes
Mobile Workshop in Hayes by Studio 3

 

 Palazzo Map
Palazzo Map Matteo Blandford Studio 3

by Matteo Blandford 

 Regeneration in Palazzo, Italy
Regeneration in Palazzo Italy Matteo Blandford Studio 3

by Matteo Blandford 

 Evryta Kourouzou
Evryta Kourouzou Studio 3

 

 Testing Conversation Kit
Testing Conversation Kit Riam Ibrahim Studio 3

Riam Ibrahim 

 Evryta Kourouzou
Evryta Kourouzou 2 Studio 3

 

 Workshop Events Poster
Workshop Events Poster Studio 3

 

 Matteo Blandford
Matteo Blandford Studio 3

 

 Regeneration in Palazzo, Italy
Regeneration in Palazzo Italy 2 Matteo Blandford Studio 3

by Matteo Blandford 

 Hayes Mapping
Hayes Mapping Onlanda Imsamut Studio 3

by Onlada Imsamut 

 Charring
Charring Riam Ibrahim Studio 3

by Riam Ibrahim 

 Regeneration in Palazzo, Italy
Regeneration in Palazzo Italy 3 Matteo Blandford Studio 3

by Matteo Blandford 

 Guild House proposal
Guild House Proposal Onlada Imsamut Studio 3

by Onlada Imsamut 

 Workshop Proposal Model
WorkShop Proposal Model groupwork Studio 3

Groupwork 

 Strategy Plan
Strategy Plan Matteo Blandford Studio 3

by Matteo Blandford 

 Proposal for Mobile Workshop
Proposal for Mobile WorkShop Hongjae Kim Studio 3

by Hongjae Kim 

 Conversation Kit
Conversation Kit Ludovia Cirillo Studio 3

by Ludovica Cirillo 

 Conversation Kit: Hair Topiary
Conversation Kit Hair Topiary Mirko Solinas Studio 3

by Mirko Solinas 

 Mobile Workshop Interior
Mobile WorkShop Interior Mirko solinas Studio 3

by Mirko Solinas 

 Section to Valley
Section to Valley Matteo Blandford Studio 3

by Matteo Blandford 

 Conversation Kit Sketch
Conversation Kit Sketch Gerard Darling Studio 3

by Gerald Darling 

 Mei Tsao
Mei Tsao 1 Studio 3

 

 Regeneration in Palazzo, Italy
Regeneration in Palazzo Italy 4 Matteo Blandford Studio 3

by Matteo Blandford 

 Evryta Kourouzou
Evryta Kourouzou 3 Studio 3

 

 Conversation Kit: Bug Catching
Conversation Kit Bug Catching Riam Ibrahim Studio 3

by Riam Ibrahim 

 Evryta Kourouzou
Evryta Kourouzou 4 Studio 3

 

 Evryta Kourouzou
Evryta Kourouzou 5 Studio 3

 

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

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