View from North side of Regents Canal
Location:         London, UK
Programme:   Exhibition
Cost:                 <£30,000
Client:              Shiva / Architecture Foundation
Status:             Competition

We live in an age fast and unpredictable climate change. Rising sea levels, frequent storms and flooding are all becoming central issues to our future. Can current planning policies still be relevant? What defines where we can and where we can’t build housing? When is a “boat” not a boat and when does it become a house? Can we reconsider our water surfaces and flood plains and rethink our policies towards the future of new housing?

34m2 aims to increase awareness and offer a space for dialogue and debate.

The ground floor footprint, layout and proportions are based on a typical canal era 19th Century East London terraced house appearing red and translucent on the canal, with echoes of its former industrial past and glimpses of a future of floating houses, becoming a “house” both of the past and the future.

In collaboraton with SG/A.

Day and Night uses.


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