‘Kit’ architecture and the democratisation of placemaking
23 April 2021, 1:00 pm–2:00 pm
In this lunch talk Mollie Claypool of Automated Architecture (AUAR) Labs and Nick Newman of Studio Bark bring light to the social and environmental significance of self-build architecture.
This event will be broadcast on The Bartlett School of Architecture's YouTube channel. No registration is required.
What if you could build your own home and community spaces from a kit of parts and a phone app? Why should you want to and how does it matter?
In this lunch talk Mollie Claypool of Automated Architecture (AUAR) Labs and Nick Newman of Studio Bark bring light to the social and environmental significance of self-build architecture. The event will be chaired by Vanessa Norwood, Creative Director at the Building Centre.
To set the scene, we will feature a short film showing the construction of our takeover of House Block in Clapton, Hackney. The structure will be designed by Nick Newman using the AUAR Lab's design App, and built by the Building Centre team alongside participants in Waltham Forest Council’s Future Creative’s Programme.
- Mollie Claypool
Mollie Claypool is a Lecturer in Architecture at The Bartlett School of Architecture and the Co-Director of Automated Architecture (AUAR) Labs & Ltd.
- Vanessa Norwood
Vanessa Norwood is Creative Director at The Building Centre, London.
- Nick Newman
Nick Newman is Director of Studio Bark and has developed the modular U-Build construction system.
Image: House Block under construction, by Mollie Claypool