Z7 – Play and intuition

Z7 Play and intuition Children as Place-Makers Children have an innate capacity to identify and create spaces for themselves in their surroundings. Simon Unwin kindly sent us a copy of his book exploring this idea and it prompted us to look around us and think about...

Z6 – Independent Living

Z6 Independent living Designing for mental wellness A careful tapestry of courtyard spaces form the basis of an unbuilt proposal for a collective housing scheme for Together, a charity working to support mental wellbeing. Each courtyard allows residents to develop...

Z4 – Swimming With The Shoal

Z4 Swimming with the shoal Working with people and processes, fixed objects and fluid action plans We discuss both of these approaches below, drawing upon our experience of two recent projects: In London, at Brickworks, swimming with the shoal allowed us to design a...

Z5 – Time

Z5 Time Designing for both the predicted and unconsidered Architecture is often perceived as a stable background that persists independently of time. It does, however, exist within rhythms of use, entropy, climate, and experience. We must design with these temporal...

Z3 – Voices

Z3 Voices The British and Cork Papers Following her presidency of the RIBA Angela Brady compiled The British Papers, a collection of essays and options from a range of architectural and urban design leaders. A few years later the The Cork Papers were brought together...

Z1 – The Social Life of Space

Z1 The social life of space Inhabited lobbies In 2002, Robin Mallalieu and Angela Brady gave a lecture titled ‘The Social Life of Buildings’, relating how people use, occupy and experience buildings. One outworking of these emerging pre-occupations is the inhabited...