Category Archives: London

The spirit of 1855

The hybrid functions of state and private enterprise that gave rise to modern London with projects like Joseph Bazalgette’s sewer system, a feat of extraordinary engineering but also governance – a truly enlightened moment of public private patronage seem to

The spirit of 1855

The hybrid functions of state and private enterprise that gave rise to modern London with projects like Joseph Bazalgette’s sewer system, a feat of extraordinary engineering but also governance – a truly enlightened moment of public private patronage seem to

A making teaching project

The Skip Garden is an urban food oasis in the middle of the King’s Cross development site; but more importantly it is the only community group within the Kings Cross redevelopment project – London’s largest. It has re-located 3 times

A making teaching project

The Skip Garden is an urban food oasis in the middle of the King’s Cross development site; but more importantly it is the only community group within the Kings Cross redevelopment project – London’s largest. It has re-located 3 times

Robin Hood Gardens

Continuing my 70’s brutalism theme I decided to revisit Robin Hood Gardens which although is very popular with architects is not so popular with the residents – a recent attempt to get the building listed failed. “Them fuckin’ pricks who

Robin Hood Gardens

Continuing my 70’s brutalism theme I decided to revisit Robin Hood Gardens which although is very popular with architects is not so popular with the residents – a recent attempt to get the building listed failed. “Them fuckin’ pricks who

The Heygate Estate

“The right to the city is far more than the individual liberty to access urban resources: it is a right to change ourselves by changing the city. It is, moreover, a common rather than an individual right since this transformation

The Heygate Estate

“The right to the city is far more than the individual liberty to access urban resources: it is a right to change ourselves by changing the city. It is, moreover, a common rather than an individual right since this transformation

The Great Estate

The origin of council estates goes back to 1883 when Lord Salsbury motioned the Housing of the Working Classes Act in response to the poor conditions of working class housing. In response, the Boundary Estate (1900) was one of the

The Great Estate

The origin of council estates goes back to 1883 when Lord Salsbury motioned the Housing of the Working Classes Act in response to the poor conditions of working class housing. In response, the Boundary Estate (1900) was one of the