As a pair of students, working towards our Post Graduate Diploma, we were given the impetus to engage in a process of finding a new/unconventional route to architectural practice after falling victim to redundancy due to economic changes.
The program developed towards a brewery which could feed off the transition between land and water, industry and public space and the contrasting rich north bank and the poor south bank of river Clyde.
A haphazard pocket of open space forming part of the London Development Agency’s ‘East London Green Grid’ is transformed by the placement of a crematorium, columbarium and cemetery into a public space.
In considering this centre for literature, I have been thinking about the act of reading, of engaging with books. With the continued rise of digital media, this project aims to reinvigorate the physical experience of books.
The Cidery explores the significance of the apple in human culture. The brief arises from the masterplan which is centred around a park, its aim is to resolve the existing cliff edge condition adjacent to the railway.