Studio 9 - Newham New Homes

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.

Canning Town Model

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
Canning Town Model Studio 9

Group model showing the three sites worked on 

 Housing Complex, Silverton Way, Canning Town. Proposal perspective section by Michela Bonomo
Housing Complex Michela Bonomo Studio 9


 Tahban Mokree, Jessica Rooney, Frank Farci, Simon Whitehead, Austin Joseph
Red House group research Studio 9

Red House group research 

 Francesca Miles, Chingis Guirey, Urszula Saniawa, Brajan Kostrzewski, Jihyun Lim
Willow Road group research Studio 9

Willow Road group research 

 Studio trip to Murcia
Studio trip to Murcia Studio 9

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 Anne Pizova Studio 9


 Soane Museum: Atmospheric Drawing of the loggia
Soane Museum Sophie James Studio 9

by Sophie James 

 Willow Road Living Room
Willow Road Living Room Chingis Guirey Studio 9

by Chingis Guirey 

 Red House staircase intervention
Red House staircase intervention Simon Whitehead Studio 9

by Simon Whitehead 

 Canning Town Ordnance Survey Map
Canning Town Ordnance Survey Map Tahban Mokree Studio 9

by Tahban Mokree 

 Hoy Street, Canning Town
Hoy Street Francesca Miles Studio 9

by Francesca Miles 

 Bow Creek strategic drawing
Bow Creek strategic drawing Michela Bonomo Studio 9

by Michela Bonomo 

 Sewn Canning Town OS Map
Sewn Canning Town OS Map Petya Berbrova Studio 9

by Petya Berbrova 

 Rooftop Model, Canning Town
Rooftop Mode Cameron Curruthers Studio 9

by Cameron Carruthers 

 Conceptual Site Study
Conceptual Site Study Cameron Carruthers Studio 9

by Cameron Carruthers 

 Canning Town housing proposal
Canning Town housing proposal Almaz Davis Studio 9

by Almaz Davis 

 Canning Town concept sketch
Canning Town concept sketch Jihyun Lim Studio 9

by Jihyun Lim 

 Resurrection of a Warehouse
Resurrection of a Warehouse Anna Pizova Studio 9

by Anna Pizova 

 View from Canning Town station
View from Canning Town station Anthony Svelto Studio 9

by Anthony Svelto 

 Canning Town Caravanserai proposed sectional perspective
Canning Town Caravanserai  Urszula Saniawa Studio 9

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