Saturday, 1 November 2008
The temporary structure received a fillip with the creation of the Southwark Lido, an architectural experiment that occupies a small slice of South London. A collaboration between French architects EXYZT and the film maker Sara Muzio, the Lido landed in Union Street as a riot of beach huts and awnings, strung together with scaffolding poles and a tower that rose up alongside the adjacent railway arches. Commission by the Architecture Foundation, as a pop-up social centre, the Lido functions as both drop-in playspace for local children, party venue for the bright young things following this year’s LFA and, above all, good use of an empty site while the machinations of planning rumble on. The Union Street site is owned by Solid Space, Roger Zogolovitch’s bespoke development company, and the Lido marks a welcome move away from dull hoardings hiding barren sites.
RIGHT CLICK THE LINK HERE - WALLPAPER
RIGHT CLICK THE LINK HERE - EXYZT
Posted by CP at 18:26