Antepavilion / PUP architects

Antepavilion / PUP architects

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  • Architects: PUP architects
  • Area Area of this architecture project Area:  15
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year:  2017
  • Photographs
    Photographs:Jim Stevenson
  • Lead Architects: Theo Molloy, Chloe Leen, Steve Wilkinson
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Antepavilion / PUP architects - Windows, Waterfront, Facade
© Jim Stevenson

Text description provided by the architects. The pavilion invites discussion about the occupation of the city's rooftops by highlighting relaxed permitted development rights. It suggests that if dwellings could be disguised as air conditioning equipment, thousands of micro houses could be built across the city providing new homes.

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Covertly extrovert, the snaking linear form is functional yet surprisingly sculptural and is clad in silver shingles cut from reject Tetra-Pak printed roll.  The Antepavilion has been built by PUP with the assistance of carpenters and a team of volunteers, and technical support from structural engineers, AKTii.

Antepavilion / PUP architects - Image 4 of 31
© Jim Stevenson
Floor Plan (Seat)
Antepavilion / PUP architects - Beam, Handrail
© Jim Stevenson

PUP Architects said: “While permitted development exists for large scale infrastructural roof installations, a little challenge has been made for other viable and productive uses for rooftops. By subverting the form of the permitted and giving it a non-standard use, we hope to bring into question this order of priorities.”

Antepavilion / PUP architects - Image 2 of 31
© Jim Stevenson
Antepavilion / PUP architects - Windows, Chair
© Jim Stevenson

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Address:Hoxton, London, England, United Kingdom

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Cite: "Antepavilion / PUP architects" 21 Aug 2017. ArchDaily. Accessed . <> ISSN 0719-8884

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