Following the Grenfell Tower tragedy, there was rapid recognition both of the need to make real improvements around the estate and the need to ensure that the residents lead the process. With that in mind, the Royal Borough of Kensington & Chelsea and the Ministry of Housing & Local Government have committed funding to support an ambitious, resident-led refurbishment of the estate. To ensure these improvements reflect the needs of the community, the Council is working in partnership with local residents through the Lancaster West Residents’ Association (LWRA), supported by Central Government, to ‘co-design’ the renewal of the estate.
Hidden stencils in Tenby
The philosophy of wall repair is a battleground in the conservation world.
Old walls offer us historic evidence if we learn to read them. Some walls are listed as being of historic significance and should never be rebuilt, destroyed or even tampered with without very good reason, and even then only after detailed recording and analysis.
32 Fortescue Avenue was a Victorian workshop on three storeys. Once an inkworks, it has all the hallmarks of a functional structure iron windows in robust brickwork with heavy timber floors – a simple staircase leading up to six spaces for Silent Studios (link) and Caz Hildebrand’s Here Design.
We take our shops for granted but what IS it about them that generates such nostalgia and what are the mechanisms that make them effective retailing machines?
The answer lies not only in the management of shops and the quality of space but in the detail that make our shopping experience a delight
The Sir Charles Whetham in Milford Haven
The owners of this very high quality Arts and Crafts in Belsize Park Gardens house found it in a state of dilapidation. The warren of small service rooms were opened up into a new family room and a new bathroom installed. See the full project here