Published in a+t 45 Design Techniques
February 24, 2016
"It is in re-design that the architecture makes its way.
Organic replaces the mineral. Timber replaces concrete and brick.
And concrete (with formwork) was always timber anyway.
Unless it flows into brickwork in this photography studio for Juergen Teller.
This concrete casket is basically Soanian.
A passage through multiple internal worlds
–remember the section through the Soane house?
Room followed by garden followed by room, you go deeper into the world of the studio.
No views out except for the garden within, the sky above and the photograph.
Made of sticks of wood, sticks of metal, cement board, overgrown back gardens and anything a South London budget and attitude will tolerate.
In fact tolerance should be an ethical and dimensional travelling mate for design."
Text extracted from the article "Design is only to redesign" (a+t 45 Design Techniques), where Tom Emerson explains the 6a architects design techniques. Specifically, those applied in the Juergen Teller Studio, Tree House, Raven Row, the copy of John Soane's Picture Gallery and Monk's Parlour, Churchill College and South London Gallery.
a+t 45 Design Techniques looks at different approaches to the creative moment. Authors such as Lacaton & Vassal, Langarita-Navarro, Momoyo Kaiyima and SO-IL reveal their modus operandi, explain how they tackle the project and discuss motivation, devices, influences, justifications, effects and the origins of their design techniques.
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