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Sarah Wigglesworth, George Legg, Renée Searle

Our approach involved carrying out a kind of feasibility study on both sites to consider what sorts of housing typologies and massing and heights might work. We were especially interested in their implications for scale and the grading of relationships between the street, the interior of the block and the private realm inside the ats.

We looked at high-density UK and European sociospatial precedents (mansion blocks, the Berlin block, the C19 tenement and the west London terrace). We designed formal types such as chips (towers), doughnuts (perimeter blocks), pasta (dense terraces) and slices (slabs) and developed three exemplar 'menus' that demonstrated different organisational options.

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