Our speculative design research is based on inspirational ideas that aim to broaden the knowledge base of architecture and open new interdisciplinary questions about the nature of space and design.
Through studying architecture’s intersection with fine art, criticism, philosophy, literature, subjectivity, visual culture and representation, we have developed radically innovative designs and writing practices. Part of our research addresses the practice and theorisation of temporal and interactive notions of space for architecture and the city. Another explores the politics of performance as an urban intervention.
Staff members have exhibited speculative and performative works in venues such as the Venice Architecture Biennale, Storefront for Art and Architecture, Nevada Museum of Art, Danish Architecture Centre, Centre Pompidou, Royal Academy and the Victoria and Albert Museum.
- 2EmmaToc/Writtle Calling
- Architectures of Chance
- Bartlett Interactive Architecture Workshop (BIAW)
- British Exploratory Land Archive (BELA)
- Déjà vu: Restaging Resnais’s Last Year at Marienbad
- Design Research in Architecture: An Overview
- Envirographic and Techno Natures
- Fearful Symmetry
- Gorchakov’s Wish
- Green Belt Movement Teaching and Learning Pavilion
- House of Flags
- Lunar Wood
- Marcel Duchamp and the Architecture of Desire
- Modulating Lights and Views: John Soane and Le Corbusier
- Proto-Robotic FOAMing
- Sexuate Subjects: Politics, Poetics and Ethics
- Short Stories: London in two-and-a-half dimensions
- Site-Writing: The Architecture of Art Criticism
- Smartcities + Eco-Warriors
- The ActiveHouse: Active Thermally Insulated Façades
- Video Shakkei