‘Woonerf’: A Refuge Opportunity for Us All

 ‘Woonerf’: A Refuge Opportunity for Us All   “The modern street in the true sense of the word is a new type of organism, a sort of stretched out workshop, a home for many complex and delicate organs, such as gas, water and electric mains.” (Le Corbusier, 1929)   However, our streets are more than Read the full article…

Reflections on Metropolitan Workshop’s practice: People Powered Places

Metropolitan Workshop Metropolitan Workshop specialises in practice and research-based design programmes. It is a multidisciplinary team of architects and urban designers who work with a wide range of people (artists, carpenters, researchers, etc.). And they are highly skilled at working closely with client groups, local authorities, planners, community engagement consultants, and housing developers to ensure Read the full article…

Reflections on Practice: Community-Led Design

In recent years, it has become apparent that creating a cohesive community is essential for sustainable development. As a result of the housing industry needing to address a national housing shortage and financial uncertainty, we have seen a rise in uneven development, poor quality public space, and less civic participation. Many theorists and designers argue Read the full article…