ReCasting / Alison Brooks Architects

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  • Area Area of this architecture project Area:  30
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year:  2018
  • Photographs
    Photographs:Luke Hayes
  • Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project
    Manufacturers:  Garnica Plywood
  • Participant Team: Alison Brooks Architects, Alison Brooks, Ceri Edmunds, Michael Mueller
  • Collaborators: Benchmark
  • Special Thanks To The Generous Support Of: King’s Cross Central Limited Partnership
  • With The Additional Support Of: Knight Dragon, Garnica, David & Jenny Clifford, Unex, British Council
  • Projects Referenced 01: Arcade North
  • Projects Referenced 02: Albert Terrace, Bath Western Riverside, Crest Nicholson
  • Projects Referenced 03: East Parkside
  • Projects Referenced 04: Brass Building, Accordia, Cambridge for Countryside Properties
  • City: Venice
  • Country: Italy
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ReCasting  / Alison Brooks Architects - Arch
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Text description provided by the architects. Alison Brooks Architects have been invited by the 16th International Architecture Exhibition curators Yvonne Farrell and Shelley McNamara of Grafton Architects to respond to this year’s theme of ‘Freespace’ by addressing the subject of housing and urban dwelling.The Biennale theme ‘Freespace’ celebrates architecture’s capacity to find additional and unexpected generosity in each project – the spaces, textures and moments of human experience in architecture that can be freely enjoyed.

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ReCasting  / Alison Brooks Architects - Stairs, Arch, Column, Arcade
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Alison Brooks Architects has created a large-scale, site specific installation that simulates the critical freespaces of our work in housing as four inhabitable ‘totems’: Threshold, Inhabited Edge, Passage, and Roofspace. The totems invite exploration, emerging from a unifying plinth to frame an amphitheatre and collective gathering space. Each totem offers a particular spatial, emotional and sensory experience, harnessing the Corderie’s specific qualities of light and volume. It has been this practice’s mission to reveal housing architecture’s civic role and its potential for meaningful, subjective experience. ReCasting also communicates mystery and delight: mirrored surfaces, organic geometries and forced perspective create a series of expansive illusions. Together, the totems, plinth and amphitheatre cast an informal stage for gathering and looking outward.

ReCasting  / Alison Brooks Architects - Windows
© Luke Hayes

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Cite: "ReCasting / Alison Brooks Architects" 25 Jun 2018. ArchDaily. Accessed . <> ISSN 0719-8884

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