Unit 2

Unit Brief

Housing and Pleasure

Two projects

In autumn there will be Sweetwater/ PDZ4, a scheme of housing to a real brief on a site in the Olympic park in East London.

Housing has its own character and culture-heavily rule bound, slightly mechanical but captivating and full of the pleasure of providing homes and places for present and future generations.

In spring there will be BFI Southbank, a new building for the National Film Theatre.

Located partly under Waterloo Bridge, expediently altered, comfortable and decrepit, the existing National Film Theatre is a cherished institution. Can these qualities be re-created in a new building in a location next to the London Eye?


Course Professional Diploma in Architecture - RIBA Part 2
Tutor Tony Fretton
Website tonyfretton.com