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The road to Ecobuild 2015

The road to Ecobuild 2015

There had been a gathering momentum, a bristling anticipation- the Ecobuild 2015 show was in town! Bigger, better, slicker than ever before! This well publicised event boasted enough dignitaries, polemists, big name collaborators and ‘green’ products to sink the Maldives. The Excel Centre, host to…

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Leyton Marshes

Leyton Marshes

I intended to write about planning permission in Hackney this week. I was going to give clarity to its complexity, unravelling all its mysteries. Instead I went to the marshes with a pen and did some sketching. The sketch I’ve posted is of Leyton Marshes…

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Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Hackney Road, Tower Hamlets/Hackney border

Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Hackney Road, Tower Hamlets/Hackney border

I’m sat in a farm house eating fresh scrambled eggs piled up in thick yellowy flakes on brown toast. I sip my tea and feel all urban rustic. Just another Hackney contradiction. I’ve come here to sketch the condemned Queen Elizabeth children’s Hospital that awaits…

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In the beginning

In the beginning

I’ve always been interested in the fabric of the city. I remember years ago in Manchester, a couple of decades before I started studying Architecture I had one of those rare moments of clarity. The sustained liquid lunch probably helped. I was wandering down a…

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