London, 2017, Competition
A garden, a pathway, and perhaps too a ruin, the proposal appears an outcrop of pale brickwork sited amongst Rowan trees. Borrowing the low walling, steps, and paving of the neighbouring front gardens, the street corner is conceived as a place where children might wander and walkers take rest.
Its edges comprise walled rooms and at its core climbs a hearth, suggestive elements of comfort and dwelling. The garden is a prompt to a consideration of the site’s past, to the layers of building that have occupied it, of the abbey and workhouse that once stood nearby.
The scheme is conceived as part of Waltham Forest Council’s initiative, Making Places.