“A destination for work and wellbeing.” – Guy Ivesha
Discussing the topic of social infrastructure and its binding nature for communities worldwide. “If we neglect social infrastructure, we tend to grow more isolated, which can have serious consequences.”
What is a modern day palace for the people, and how do we create them in a divided city?
Forms and facades of new additions are required to face constant scrutiny by their environment to ensure that they react to the characteristics and follow the fabric of the neighbourhood, but what about the roof?
With the advancement in drone technology and the increasing accessibility of high quality satellite imagery, should the roof be treated as the fifth elevation?
*noun | Philosophy
a quality or property as perceived or experienced by a person.
“In French, habiter means the state of being somewhere: space is whatever its use is.” – Anne Lacaton
French prime minister Edouard Philippe’s statement that the rebuilt cathedral should be “adapted to issues of our time”
We question, should all architecture maintain adaptability to the issues of our time to remain innovative, to fulfil endurance and to provide optimum functionality?
Experiential art aided by technology with an influence of experience.
The space for exhibition, interest and a message is utilised through Calling Bridging Home, London by South Korean artist Do Ho Suh, who built a replica of this childhood home and installed the piece on top of a pedestrian bridge spanning Wormwood Street, a dual carriageway located near Liverpool Street station.
The intricate, decorative structure juxtaposes the mass of high-rise glass facades that dominate the area.
Through this installation Do Ho Suh aims to make a statement about the migrant history of London, as well as to reflect his own experience of moving from one country to another.
The installation offers an icon in the landscape and opens up road users to experience.