10 June 2016
Maintaining the Wilderness
London is full of a strange messiness, a quality I have been trying to understand over the past two years. It is manifested in extraordinary spaces such as unused leftover bits of the city, incidental conditions, and weird adjacencies, all of which seem to have occurred accidentally as London has evolved.
Using a chair that I found, I started developing a set of technical principles that would be the first step in designing an alternative to the top-down regeneration schemes that are erasing the wild conditions of the city.
With the support of the TS staff, I was able to focus on translating the techniques developed at the furniture scale into an architectural system designed around the processes of urban surgery; retaining, supporting, and making incisions into the existing fabric to create voids by removing strategic components, preserving and creating new wilderness at both building and city scale.
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