Andra Antone discusses her recent involvement with the Open City London Accelerate into University programme.
Great Titchfield Street Festival
As part of London Festival of Architecture 2013, we transformed street – from Mortimer Street up to Langham and Foley Street – into a traffic free, pedestrianised design haven for the day.
Joined by Atkins, Arup, Elliott Wood, Fletcher Priest, HOK, Morrow + Lorraine, Ramboll, Westgreen and Woods Bagot, our London team participated in the day’s activities using origami to make a range of different objects, including hats, seats, jewellery and lanterns, involving and interacting with the local community in the process. Unintimidated by some of our neighbour’s superstructures, such as Ramboll’s “chalkboard igloo”, we enlisted the help of children from Fitzrovia Youth in Action and were soon in a folding frenzy making all kinds of interesting constructs.
Lucie Murray, project coordinator said: “It was a great day and we were delighted to participate in this exciting community event. Experimenting with lots of origami shapes made from recycled materials, we inspired the public to ask questions and get involved in the design and construction activity.”
As RIBA coordinator, Laura Broderick, stated “the interactive contributions worked best”.
Andrew Costa, a highly experienced figure in London’s architectural scene, has joined Ryder Architecture, further increasing its experience and talent.
Ryder Architecture continues to celebrate its 60th birthday year with the successful launch of a Ryder retrospective exhibition at the Building Centre.