Open evening lecture 11. April at 19.00: "High Density, Low Rise, Social Housing" by Alice Brownfield from Peter Barber Architects
Peter Barber Architects are an award-winning architecture and urban design practice based in London. The practice are renowned for a number of ground-breaking urban social housing projects. At the heart of all PBA’s work is the belief that architecture can create the potential for social action and activity. Read more!
The Practice's varied portfolio of work is underpinned by a consistent commitment to radical solutions and excellence in design, which has put it at the forefront of a new wave of high profile practices in London.
In this talk, Associate Director Alice Brownfield will discuss the practice’s approach to urbanism and housing with reference to award winning built schemes and a number of theoretical projects including “100 Mile City”: a radical reimagining of London's periphery designed to re-densify suburbia with a street based, linear city a hundred miles long, 200 metres wide and 4 storeys high wrapped around london.
Peter Barber Architects won the Royal Academy Grand Award for Architecture in 2015 and have twice been UK Housing Architect of the year. In 2016, the practise’s Holmes Road Homeless Studios was the New London Architecture’s Overall Building of the Year and listed as one of the top 10 buildings worldwide in the Guardian for that year.
‘100 Mile City’ – PBA’s speculative project to re-densify London’s suburbs (www.peterbarberarchitects.com/hundred-mile-city-1)