Urban Histories explores the fictional lives and stories of a victorian house it’s previous occupants. t came about as a result of speculation about who had once lived in a house the Studio was involved in renovating.
In the process of renovation a house, walls are stripped back, old coverings removed, holes knocked through stud and brick walls. A house’s past is hinted at in the layers uncovered; a fragment of 1970’s wallpaper, a victorian tile. What lives have these walls witnessed? Urban Histories seeks to explore these musings through series of vignettes.
The piece was first presented as a work in progress during the LFA in June taking the form of an installation composed of fragments of the house under renovation.
Urban Histories Trailer
Entrance to London
Small Things, Experiments, Tests
Micro projects are seen as facilitating the exploration of ideas on a small scale. in much shorter timeframes than demanded by larger projects.
These testbed projects are seen as ways of exploring design and production processes.
These lazer cut objects were geometric doodles derived from a theoretical cut through The Gherkin. They have become something of a studio motif, generating patterns which have been proliferate over surfaces, pendants and other small objects.
An islamic pattern is re-purposed from a previous project to create a patterned canopy as part of a study for a Doha based scheme. These were early stage screen grabs of our Grasshopper model.
Early stage screen grab of our Grasshopper canopy model for a public square in Doha.
Early stage screen grab of our Grasshopper canopy model for a public square in Doh