“If people live in houses where do the houses live? If they are homeless all we are left with is the typical endless, featureless suburbia.” Gordon Cullen, Maryculter, 1974
An exhibition of projects by Proctor and Matthews Architects explores the issues of identity and sense of place and offers an approach to the design of new neighbourhoods which is anchored in the social, environmental and cultural contexts specific to each location.
This offers an antidote to the "typical endless, featureless suburbia", Cullen’s bette noir of 45 years ago and still a major concern of communities today.
From the design of an extension to an existing settlement on the edge of the River Tweed in the Scottish Borders, to proposals for a new neighbourhood quarter to the north of Cambridge, the exhibition outlines an approach to the creation of a design narrative.
The exhibition forms part of the London Festival of Architecture and will be open daily from the 11th-15th of June between 10am and 5pm.
A evening opening and symposium will be taking place on the 13th of June where the practice will be joined by leading academics, practitioners and government experts for a panel discussion chaired by Chloe Phelps, Head of Design at Brick by Brick.
Louise Wyman, Head of Strategy, Homes England
Susie Stirling, Head of Placemaking and Housing, The Scottish Government
Timothy Brittan-Catlin, Architect, Author & Architectural Historian
Stephen Proctor & Andrew Matthews, Directors, Proctor and Matthews Architects
Tickets for this event are available to book online.