At the Mr Freeze-O-Cream yard on Monier Road, Fish Island, Ice Cream Vans wait out the winter until once again they can roam London’s sizzling sideroads and crisping parks. Trapped, they take refuge under tarpaulins and hide from the frost, yet still glow in vibrant contrast to the drab concrete and brick of the Wick, holding a promise of … Continue reading
Hi guys, Hope everyone is managing to have some kind of break. I’ve been working on some drawings that I discussed in my last tutorial and I’d really appreciate your feedback about them and where I should go next. The purpose of doing these drawings was to move away from the plan I had drawn … Continue reading
I have been working on developing the scenario and programme in response to the existing conditions that I analysed with my previous drawings (see previous post). Preliminary programme and scenario It’s only the very beginnings, so I will be developing it further before Thursday.
Happy new year everyone. I’ve initially been concentrating upon mapping, presenting and analysing existing conditions in Hackney Wick. I went back to the Wick just over a week ago and since then I have been working on a series of drawings to map/present/analyse what I observed & discovered. The spaces/work places I have analysed are: … Continue reading
The Hackney Podcasts give a wealth of fascinating stories about Hackney Wick, and the London Borough of Hackney in general… Most useful ones are; ‘Night’ / ‘Buses’ / ‘Water’ / ‘Coffeecast’ / ‘Olympic Park Tour’ / ‘Ian Sinclair’ / ‘Beyond the A12…’ / ‘Herbed Beans and Olympic Conspiracies’ Search for Hackney Podcasts in the iTunes store … Continue reading
Hackney Wick in London’s East End was one of the poorer parts of London. It was made up of very small back-to-back terrace houses with large families. It was very working class with many small factories employing local people. Businesses like Clarnico (sweet manufacturing), Lesney’s (matchbox) (miniature toy manufacturing took a large part of Lea … Continue reading