LOCATION / Electricity substation of the corner of Ganton Street and Marshall Street, Soho, London UK
TYPE / Building façade, public threshold
From a choice of three London based façades, the task was set to create a series of articulations in addition or even subtraction from the chosen fačade. We were asked not to dwell on the current use of the building but to consider what it could one day be used for and how the proposed articulations would integrate into the building’s future.
An electricity sub station in Soho with a tall corrugated concrete façade was my chosen site. The initial idea for my project was to create an improved publicly accessible face to the building.
To create a series of shaped windows by removing selected concrete panels from both façades, also to build a main entrance door into the building via the new raised walkway on Ganton Street.
The key concept behind the design on the articulations was influenced by work from Agnes Martin and Paul Klee combined.