Lots of Small Things Repeated
This project is a chance-design process of a market building in the rich mixed community of Rye Lane, Peckham. The building is constructed from sponges and is based on The Piece Hall in Halifax. It therefore contains lots of small rooms and one large courtyard.
All aspects of the design were generated using the I Ching, the method used by minimalist composer John Cage. This allows the unexpected to happen.
The use of sponge as a construction material was tested at an early stage and explored through many iterations. This resulted in sponge being used as both a formwork and a partition wall type.
The buildings location in the south-east London district of Peckham dictated the activity which would take place within the architecture. The markets of Peckham have a very unique character, however Peckham is rapidly changing and this space will need to change with it.’