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.
|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|