Collective spaces driving industry-led neighbourhood
In Sugar House Lane, London
The design thesis on tissue of voids is a proposal for the research tool as well as the discussion on the competence and dynamism of the plan to improve the transformation of the industrial periphery at the time when the working patterns are changing. Presuming the embedded inconspicuous qualities of the industrial character of Sugar House Lane area in London, and defining the retarding function of peripheral attributes coming along with traditional industrial development of mono-functional environments enclosed within the deep plots, which are informed by inactive urban voids in a hostile environment, this design thesis seeks for the generative character of voids that create collective spaces of industry-driven neighbourhoods through the tissue. The ethos driving the organisation of transformation is critical. The transitional character of the tissue of voids reveals the potential of industrial urbanity when attention is turned towards the greater whole supporting the unexpected synergies. The tissue is in dialogue with type while setting the rules to respond to primary elements, generation of critical mass through spines, need for gradient and hierarchy of layered and articulated spaces, frontality, and typological improvements. Tissue reveals the collage of the transformative nature of urban voids that will uncover the diversity and generative potential in multiple scales.