Cottrell & Vermeulen Architecture is an award winning RIBA Chartered Practice with more than two decades of design experience.
architecture

Aylesbury Archive


Location

The Cass - Studio 4

Date

2014-15

Continuing our work on the Aylesbury Estate we explored approaches to master planning based on fragmentary and site specific interventions. To begin we reimagined the everyday – gate ways, bus stops, street lights and designed interventions to provide points of reference and vantage amidst the ruination and reconstruction. Within this fragile and unpredictable context we went on to consider the theme of archive.

Aylesbury Archive is a critique of ‘tabula rasa’ regeneration and the urban strategies that we developed respond to local communities and collective memories. To conclude and illustrate our findings students proposed an archive that reflects upon the past, engages with the present and speculates on the future of the Aylesbury Estate.

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