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Open Tables Now Live @ Tent London 2008

September 2008

We are pleased to announce that our winning Workspace Group Urbantine project is now on display at this years Tent London.
Taking place in the capital’s most exciting venue, the Truman Brewery, a vast reclaimed industrial site in Brick Lane, Tent London is the most comprehensive and diverse design event of the year, showing art and [...]


WAG’s Social Ecologies scheme Commended – Europan 9: Milton Keynes

January 2008

We are very pleased to report that our “Social Ecologies” proposal for Milton Keynes site in Europan 9 Competition has received a commendation.
Jury’s report:
The project explored social structures and an approach to tenure rather than architecture or built form. Housing is grouped in small courts with shared community gardens and clustered communal resources. The jury [...]


The Depot, Brighton

August 2006

Year: 2006Project description: an office development within the North Laines Brighton Conservation area. Replacing a redundant light industrial space the development sits within the backs of 2 parallel streets.Contract sum: £2.1m projectedClient: ASA Property PartnershipWe have been working with Robin Locke on this very difficult site for some time. The difficulty relates to planning [...]


Holt House, Brighton

August 2006

Year: 2005Project description: mixed use residential and office development in collaboration with Robin LockeEstimated contract sum: £1.5 millionOur proposal for the site prompted and helped Brighton and Hove Council to determine their strategic aspiration for development in this area. To date we have agreed heights,mass and use but are currently working through the building adjacency [...]


Democratic Billboard

July 2006

Democratic Billboard Manifesto:
1. Take into ‘partial public ownership’ the advertising and media infrastructures which inceasingly fill our cities.
2. Redistribute the use of, and access to, this infrastructure. For example:
20% ART
20% LOCAL COMMUNITY USE
20% LOCAL BUSINESS USE
20% NEWS
20% ADVERTISING
The Democratic Billboard is a conceptual urban research tool. We have used it to think about the [...]


The Polytechnic

July 2006

WAG were founder members of the research group ‘The Polytechnic’, based largely though not exclusively within the architecture school at the University of Westminster. The group has recently started a weblog at www.thepolytechnic.org


Fenn St, London

June 2005

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WaG are currently seeking planning permission for this 3 bedroom house.
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Year:2006
Project description: New built house in Hackney, London
Estimated contract sum: £200,000


Any Old Street Competition, London

June 2004

Year: 2004
WAG personnel: Architects and urban planning
Project description: urban planning competition for Old Street
Estimated contract sum: £200,000
Award: awarded runner-up
Publications: partially published as Democratic Billboard in Architectural Design
This scheme came runner up in the second round of the Architecture Foundation organised, ‘Any Old St’ urban design competition. Our response to the brief embodied at an urban [...]


CADCAM concrete blocks installed

April 2000

concrete blocks cast onsite from CADCAM milled formwork have been installed on WAG’s Kenworthy Rd job


DEMOGRAPHICS/PROGRAMME

April 2000

Attentiveness to shifts in social demographics (large scale changes to the way people live, work and enjoy themselves) defines an important component of WAG’s thinking., whether at a strategic urban level, speculating about the possibilities that remain for public space today; at a programmatic and entrepreneurial/activist level, imagining new architectural projects that might now be [...]