History is used as a background onto which
mappings, contradictions etc. can be read and
understood in regard to its urban context. Through
this practice a strong urban connection can be
made between the proposal for Bishopsgate Goods
Station and the surrounding area.
Dislocated interiors; altering the appearance
of a set of objects by removing them from their
familiar surroundings, to abandon them. An architectonic
frame is derived from extractions of the overlayed
mappings of journeys in and around the site throughout
the last five centuries.
objects and spaces in time
; a parallel between
the progression of the area and time. A transient
quality through the geometrical foldings and notations
of lost or erased histories. The spatial and programmatic
qualities are inferred by these varying histories;
the general progression from spaces of containment
to extension, and of programs ranging from conventional
/ static to experimental / mobile.
Framing of the individual object; to arrange an
object in such a way as to distort it into a new,
bizarre form. The horizontal planes are created
from a surface translation between two points
on the site body, both having an isolated relationship
with certain aspects of the city.
Incongruous juxtaposition; altering the meaning
of an object through its positioning within a
group. Their location transforms them from one
state to another, their meanings become transposed,
their associations are transfigured. The materiality
of the series of spaces is informed by the present
incongruity of phenomenal conditions of the site.
An urban park programmed by theatrical spaces,
particularly suited to street theatre and outdoor
performance; structured by various phenomena taken
directly from the site. A combination of incongruities
trying to make a whole but still being distorted,
and by framing them, emphasising the distortion.
A layering of programs unfolding with time, constantly
replacing with new combinations; living theatre.
Spaces which imply a presence through their arrangement,
function, contents, markings, which is left to
the individuals reading.