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Revolutionary Low Rise launches at the Barbican!

7 Oct 2019

Just 12 months on from kicking-off the project, we launched our new low rise, high density research report on 07 October to a sold-out crowd as part of the Architecture Foundation’s ‘Architecture on Stage’ programme.

Authored by team members Mike Althorpe and Abigail Batchelor and featuring outstanding new drawings and illustrations developed by the studio, ‘Revolutionary Low Rise – Informing London’s Suburban Densification’ explores lessons for the capital’s future growth from nine radical projects in the UK, USA and Europe.

Chaired by Ellis Woodman (AF) and featuring presentations from the authors with project supervisor historian Mark Swenarton with responses by Paul Karakusevic, Deborah Saunt (DSDHA) and Rachel Hearn (Principal Urban Design Officer, London Borough of Havering), the event debated the projects and the report’s key findings in light of the emerging changes and key themes of the draft London plan.

Supported by the RIBA Research Fund the report has been created in response to London’s future housing challenges and, with new essays, plans and illustrations and a resident interviews, aims to be an accessible and useful guide to density for practitioners of all kinds. 

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