Studio 8 William Haggard & Josh Carver

About the show

Super Market

I took her to a supermarket.
 I don't know why but I had to start it somewhere.

Pulp, Common People, 1995

No civilisation is more than nine meals away from total anarchy.

Ewen Cameron, Hansard, 2007

Supermarkets supply around 80% of UK groceries. A handful of large companies dominate this industry, which is both incredibly efficient in terms of delivering an unprecedented range of foods from around the world to the consumer using a “just-in-time” delivery network, and astonishingly wasteful, with over half of all the food in the system ending up in landfill sites.

This year, as supermarkets have continued to expand over our high streets alongside a commodified artisan food culture, we have investigated the supermarket in relation to its urban context and the wider issues of food production and local and global economies.

We began by studying the mediaeval typology of the Market Hall, a hybrid structure accommodating an enclosed room for governance over an open space for commerce.

Each student selected a typical London supermarket near an established High Street and first tested its relationship to its context by proposing a new Market Hall at the edge of the site. We studied parallel and contrasting conditions in Flanders and precedents of large-span structures from distribution sheds to opera houses.

A series of final proposals for Super Markets explore optimistic new typologies for local food supply; integrating shared spaces and public functions such as adult education and food production.

Estelle Hobeika - Supermarket perimeter

Exhibition details

Location Central House 4th Floor
Course Architecture BA (Hons) RIBA Part 1
Studio Studio 8

Students' work

 Chingis Guirey
Chingis Guirey Supermarket Interior Studio 8

Supermarket interior 

 Studio 8
Studio 8
Market Hall studies

Market Hall studies 

 Iza Sasaran
Iza Sasaran New Market Hall Studio 8

New Market Hall, Barking 

 Najla Davis
Najla Davis Site Study Leyton Studio 8

High Street study, Leyton 

 Salah Ekrayem - isometric drawings
Salah Ekrayem Isometric Drawing Studio 8

Damascus shop / London shop 

 Ryan Hinson
Ryan Hinson Concept collage studio 8

Retail Store / Dark Store, Islington 

 Ben Whelan
Ben Whelan Supermarket Studio 8

Self Build Super Market, Stamford Hill 

 Chingis Guirey
Chingis Guirey Supermarket Interior Studio 8

Open Air Super Market, Kensal Green 

 Martins Silins
Martins Silins Market Street Studio 8

Model Photograph - Market Street, Leytonstone 

 Chingis Guirey
Chingis Guirey Open Air Supermarket Kensal Green Studio 8

Open Air Super Market, Kensal Green 

 Alexandra Arad
Alexandra Arad Restaurant Tower Model Studio 8

Restaurant Tower Super Market, Cromwell Road 

 Martins Silins
Martins Silins Market Street Interior Studio 8

Interior view, Market Street, Leytonstone 

 Chingis Guirey
Chingis Guirey Model Photograph Studio 8

Model, open air supermarket, Kensal Green 

 Ben Whelan - Detailed section and elevation
Ben Whelan Detailed Section and Elevation Studio 8

Self Build Super Market, Stamford Hill 

 Alexandra Arad
Alexandra Arad Views Studio 8

Restaurant Tower Super Market 

 Ben Whelan
Ben Whelan Section and Elevation Studio 8

Section and elevation - Self-build supermarket 

Mohamad Abdullah
Naile Alanli
Alexandra Arad
Anett Bako
Prianca Dattani
Almaz Davis
Salah Ekrayem
Chingis Guirey
Ryan Hinson
Eglantina Hoxha
Hector Martin
Tom Mcdonald
Mariam Said
Iza Sasaran
Nevruz Seferoglu
Fadi Shawkat
Seunguk Shin
Martins Silins
Aodhan Toland
Najla Trollope-Davis
Ben Whelan
Kim Yusung

Anna Bardos
Tom Bentham
Zoe Berman
Peter Carl
Alison Crawshaw
Max Creasy
Lucy Dinnen
Oliver Goodhall
Britt Helbig
Murray Kerr
Oliver Klimpel
Toby Maclean
Mary Ann Steane
Carolyn Steel
Signy Svalastoga