Research

Research

In celebration of our 15th Anniversary, we have invited key thinkers and doers from the built environment to our new podcast series ‘Reshaped’. Each of the 15-minute episodes will answer questions that have been highlighted as a result of the many changes we encountered this year. Read more.

Prospects: A New Kind of Suburbia

‘A New Kind of Suburbia’ captures the ideas Metropolitan Workshop have developing on what suburban housing might become in the 21st century, building upon the considerable body of work of our former colleague and mentor, the late Sir Richard MacCormac.. Read more.

NLA Ideas for Housing London

Pocket Regen has been shortlisted as one of 100 ideas that will be on display in a free public exhibition in The Building Centre from 15 Oct to 17 Dec, examining London’s housing crisis. Working with Pocket Living, Pocket Regen presents an alternative estate regeneration strategy, that provides a better offer to existing residents, and other stakeholders, than the received logic of demolish and rebuild. The intention is that the new model utilises a bottom-up approach to estate regeneration, offering residents compelling incentives and choice. Key to the idea’s success will be the ‘alignment of incentives’ across all key stakeholders – Residents, LA, GLA, etc. Read more.

12 Year Anniversary Book

12 years ago we set out to practice architecture differently. We wanted to make more useful, more beautiful, more inspiring buildings and places, but to do this we knew that we had to find a better process that harnessed the full spectrum of society’s talent. We could see that there needed to be greater recognition of the power of collaboration and creative exchange in the design process and that this needed to change before architecture and urbanism could evolve. Read more.