What might urban development look like in a de‑growth economy? Is it possible to develop housing without encouraging speculation? How could communities and local businesses reclaim their cities? The studio is delighted to be part of the Oslo Architecture Triennale (OAT) 2019 through the display of a new model showcasing the ideas and concepts behind our Camley Street Community Housing project in Camden, North London.
The Oslo Architecture Triennale is the Nordic region’s biggest architecture festival, and one of the world’s prominent arenas for dissemination and discussion of architectural and urban challenges. Camley Street is our response to the festival theme of “Enough: The Architecture of Degrowth” and puts forward a multi‑functioning vertical hybrid as a possible model for a more equitable and sustainable form of development future. Based on a live concept project with residents and businesses in Camden, our Oslo model depicts a mixed‑use neighbourhood that brings together affordable housing, food production, logistics and light industry onto
With a bold graphic style and informal layout, it is intended as a provocation for people to think differently about the future of community housing, but also urban co‑location with a concept that promotes collaboration, community leadership and sustainable land use in contrast to the model of large‑scale profit driven speculative development.
Our Camley Street model is on show as part of ‘The Library’ at The Oslo Architecture Triennale 2019 until 24 November at the Nasjonalmuseet – Arkitektur, Bankplassen 3, Oslo