The Ruin and the Mall
This project aims to reconcile the modernist past of its London site with the pragmatic future of a developer. There is space for both - the resurrected housing utopia and the proposed shopping centre. The Ruin and the Mall. What is necessary is a third, infrastructural element which would bring these worlds together while keeping them apart. One which allows them to interlock and function as a counter balance of one to another, as a remedy of one to the other. Such an operation can be performed by a seemingly contradictory architectural form.
The grid of walls.