To celebrate the winners of the RIBA's Eye Line Drawing Competition, DSDHA Senior Associate Ellen Hadden took part to a discussion on inspirational drawings. Ellen presented a set of photographs and sketches from Alison Smithson's seminal publication “AS in DS: An Eye on the Road”, documenting her experiences travelling from London to the countryside in her Citronen DS.
By adopting the point of view of the car driver – looking at the urban environment from the motorway, the road, the street and from the parking-lot – Alison showed how the altered perception of space enabled by the car had transformed the social and physical nature of the city.
DSDHA applied similar techniques to study a cyclist’s experience of the city, conducting extensive research on the ground, on foot and on our bikes to map people’s journeys and understand how London can best reprogram its spaces as it moves away from the prominence of car use.
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Ellen Hadden discusses the influence of Alison SmithsonShare:
DSDHA at the Docomomo International ConferenceMetamorphosis. The Continuity of Change
15th Docomomo International Conference
Cankarjev Dom, Ljubljana, Slovenia
28 to 31 August 2018
Next week Deborah Saunt and Roberta Marcaccio from DSDHA will present two papers at the 15th International Docomomo Conference in Ljubljana. Deborah will be speaking about our recent work at the Smithsons' Economist Plaza (now renamed Smithson Plaza), while Roberta will report on our research on cycling and mobility in London.
Every two years Docomomo (the international committee for documentation and conservation of buildings, sites and neighbourhoods of the Modern Movement) organises an international conference, bringing together members and friends from its 72 national Working Parties, as an opportunity for in-depth exploration of an important theme or aspect of the Modern Movement. The 15th International Conference addresses the history of Modern Movement transformations, both in relation to cultural and natural aspects within the overall continuity of change.Share:
DSDHA selected for London Mayor’s new £35m Architecture and Urbanism frameworkDSDHA has been selected for Mayor Sadiq Khan’s new Architecture and Urbanism framework. The framework covers architecture, urban design, public realm, and housing projects on publicly owned land throughout London. DSDHA were chosen for both Lot2 (Site Masterplanning and Development Feasibility) and Lot 7a (Transport Design: Transport Architecture and Interchange Design).
Read more about the shortlist here:Share: