This afternoon we had a scheme design presentation from Studio Mumbai (Director, Bijoy Jain and Michael Anastassiades – a long-term collaborator). The design has changed quite dramatically from concept design stage, but the thesis remains the same. The structure is an exploration of high-density building strategies witnessed by the Studio Mumbai office directly behind their workshop. A number of families have appropriated a sliver of space between a number of warehouse buildings in order to create a parasitic form of dwelling space. In this video, Bijoy and Michael explain to the project team how their proposal for the exhibition will result in a structure which presents a mapping of this sliver of dwelling space – with the intention of examining and celebrating this informal, agile attitude to architecture.
1:1 Architects Build Small Spaces (2010)
1:1 Architects Build Small Spaces was a contemporary architecture exhibition exploring the power of small spaces. Running from 15 June - 30 August 2010 at the V&A, a number of international architects were asked to design structures which explored notions of refuge and 'retreat'. These buildings examined themes such as play, work, performance and study and were built at full-scale in various spaces within the V&A.Exhibition curator, Abraham Thomas documented the evolution of the exhibition and offered an insight into the architects' design and construction processes.