Studio 4 - The Peckham Experiment

Studio led by Cottrell & Vermeulen Architecture

About the show

This year Studio 4 has engaged with the learning landscape of Peckham, South London. Within this urban context we have been considering schools and educational institutions that provide sanctuaries for learning and enlightenment, well-being and play. These islands in the city provide shelter for the youngest and most vulnerable of society and they are places where local communities come together.

We have studied precedents in London and Amsterdam to understand how schools relate to the city and the public realm and have speculated on how these complex relationships might be redefined. We have explored the difference between boundaries – rigid and resistant barriers, and borders – porous thresholds that allow and encourage exchange.

The design of edge conditions has been critical to our research and we have considered typologies of edge building and transition space - gatehouses, arcades and foyers, which can be used to stitch schools into the urban fabric and public realm.

To conclude and illustrate our findings students have designed a Middle School in Peckham that creates new connections between younger and older children, neighbouring schools and local communities. These proposals respond to the increasing demand for primary school places and aspire to transform the topography of compulsory education.

City of London Boys School by James Retief

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 4
Course Architecture BA (Hons) RIBA Part 1

Students' work

 City of London Boys School - Between St Pauls and Tate Modern
City of London Boys School James Retief Studio 4

by James Retief 

 City of London Boys School - Landscape plan
City of London Boys School 1 James Retief Studio 4

by James Retief 

 City of London Boys School - Boundary study and section
City of London Boys School Egle Rinkselyte Studio 4

by Egle Rinkselyte 

 Barbican City of London School - Boundary sketches
Barbican City of London School John Jeong Studio 4

by John Jeong 

 Assembly Hall and Barbican City of London School - Group models
James Stirling Assembly Hall and Barbican City of London School Studio 4

by James Stirling 

 Het Schip - Sketch book study trip
Het Schip James Reteif Studio 4

by James Retief 

 Journey to school - Mapping
Journey to school James Retief Studio 4

by James Retief 

 Lyndhurst Primary School
Lyndhurst Primary School Studio 4

 

 Lyndhurst Primary School
Lyndhurst Primary School James Retief Studio 4

by James Retief 

 Gatehouse - School entrance
Gatehouse James Retief Studio 4

by James Retief 

 Treehouse - Lyndhurst landscape
Treehouse Mohibur Rahman Studio 4

by Mohibur Rahman 

 Rye Lane - Threshold study
Rye Lane James Retief Studio 4

by James Retief 

 Peckham Pedagogy - Wayfinding for the Middle school
Peckham Pedagogy John Jeong Studio 4

by John Jeong 

 In-between Peckham - Music middle school
In-between Peckham Sian Ricketts Studio 4

by Sian Ricketts 

 Music school - College cross section
Music school Sian Ricketts Studio 4

by Sian Ricketts 

 Learning landscape - Middle school
Learning landscape Inchul Cho Studio 4

by Inchul Cho 

 Growing Middle School - Threshold view
Growing Middle School Park Chulwoo Studio 4

by Park Chulwoo 

 Middle school - Threshold section
Middle School Egle Rinkselyte

Egle Rinkselyte 

 Market Day - Middle school
Egle Rinkselyte Market Day Studio 4

by Egle Rinkselyte 

Sevda Aydemir
Jodie Cleary
Victoria Evans
Joshua Heames
Bartosz Janos
Mohibur Rahman
Sian Ricketts
Christopher Rock
Najla Trollope-Davis
Elliot Walker
Joseph Williams
Htike Yadana
Mariam AhmadZade
Aneta Ikwuagwu
Ibrahim Oraha
Alexandra Lieven
Egle Rinkselyte
Zahra Saleh
Liva Sultanova
James Retief
Inchul Cho
Jeong Dongwon
Park Chulwoo

Simon Tucker
Jonathan Dawes
Sam Fowler
Lefkos Kyriacou
Suzi Winstanley
Louise Boddie
Sandra Denicke-Polcher
Torange Khonsari
Adam Redgrove

Haskins Robinson Waters
Herman Hertzberger
Laurens Jan ten Kate
One Architecture
Lyndhurst Primary School
John Donne Primary School