- New London Architecture, 10 ideas to solve the housing crisis
London needs new housing to quickly solve the shortage and to open new horizons in architectural and urban planning developments.
This formed the background to the competition for ideas organised by New London Architecture, which received more than 200 entries from 20 countries. The jury shortlisted 10 concepts that are now on exhibition at the NLA Gallery in Central London.
The ideas range from eye-catching options using London's canals for floating houses or building on the rooftops of public buildings, through to improving the use of the already-developed suburbs or developing infrastructures, where making public transport active can facilitate both rapid connections and the city's intrinsic sustainability. Sharing spaces and facilities plays an important part, again by looking at a concept of living based less on possession and more on the effective use of assets.
Here are the names of the 10 winning entries: The Urban Darning Project, Patrick J.A. Massey CZWG, Housing over public assets, Bill Price, WSP | Parsons Brinckerhoff, Supurbia, HTA Design LLP, Intimate Infrastructures, Natasha Reid Design, Buoyant Starts, Floating Homes Ltd with Baca Architects, Investing in London’s Future by Learning from its Past, David Kroll, Mega Planning, Beyond 2050 – MegaPlan for a MegaCity GL Hearn part of Capita Ltd, ATAL Opportunity Areas, THE ATAL TEAM, Making more with less: unlocking leftover land for generation rent, Pitman Tozer, LB Enfield and Naked House, Wood Blocks, dRMM Architects.
“New Ideas for Housing” exhibition
from 15 October to 17 December 2015
New London Architecture
The Building Centre
26 Store Street
London WC1E 7BT
Monday to Friday 9am-5pm
Saturday 10am - 4pm
Images: Courtesy of NLA, copyright of the photographers