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'This has an enjoyable roughness'

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PRESIDENT'S MEDALS PART 1

COMMENDATION MARK SMITH UNIVERSITY OF EAST LONDON Housing for West Silvertown Tutors: Jonathan Dawes, Masashi Kajita The project began with a series of experiments to observe and record patterns when molten lead was poured into water. These techniques were taken to Shibuya, Tokyo to observe uid movements in the city. What became apparent was the importance of the container, whether a simple container for water or a complex city. The scheme in Silvertown, east London, would become a container for the uid lives of the inhabitants. The building is wrapped in a simple brick skin which covers a complex organisation. The volume is perforated, creating a highly diverse mix of internal space.

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