Peter Barber Architects
'...the passion for improvisation, which demands that space and opportunity be at any price preserved. Buildings are used as a popular stage. They are all divided into innumerable, simultaneously animated theatres. Balcony, courtyard, window, gateway, staircase, roof are at the same time stages and boxes.'
-Walter Benjamin, 'One Way Street', 1924
"This sketch is made as much in anger as it is in hope.
Its an aerial view of a low rise street based high density neighbourhood…the way that London’s brownfield sites should be developed and a counterblast to:
- the disgusting donut blocks going up everywhere
- the anti social high rise shit that people are building
- and the morons who want London to sprawl in to the countryside
It is idea for the house builders and pension funds, the corporations and absentee landlords, lazy architects and weazely planning consultants who are screwing up this beautiful city."
(from the architect)