Dom Drakes
Mitigating against the effects of gentrification in Hackney Wick, this proposal aims to bring together the existing and newly emerging artistic community for dialogue and communication. An aged warehouse has been repurposed to home: a materials library, exhibition space, sunken discussion areas and seated steps for study or socialising. By combining the use of an elaborate dormer and a trombe wall used internally, the interior is flooded with solar gain which aids in passive energy consumption as well as creating an ‘outside yet inside’ atmosphere reminiscent of the ancient greek agoras.