We have spent much of our time in the micro, oscillating between home, local parks, corner stores or the occasional office visit as we roll through the (hopefully) home stretch of lockdown. Living more locally has given way to exploring our neighbourhoods to their fullest, and we’d like a tour of your locale.
What do you love about your neighbourhood?
Go out for a stroll and share with the Club a series of photos or artistic impressions - sketches, hand drawn maps, watercolours - of buildings, shops, food, things, or places you love in your area, accompanied by a short written piece detailing your choices.
We'd like to invite you to submit up to five visuals and a short written article between 100-500 words to be shared on The Architecture Club blog page and Instagram.
Submissions to be sent to Club Administrator, Rowena Ellims
My Neighbourhood - Hammersmith Bridge
Local Notes: Stories of our neighbourhoods | Jonathan Manser
Wednesday 7 Apr 2021
Lockdown in our office, 5 minutes walk from home above Riverside Studios, has at times felt all too much like physical ‘Lockin’ with access virtually barred by the plethora of plastic cones and ‘heras...
Spitalfields, Urban Fabric, A closer look
Local Notes: Stories of our neighbourhoods | Chris Dyson
Wednesday 31 Mar 2021
I have chosen several drawings to flesh out the look and feel of Spitalfields, my neighbourhood for the last 30 years – a place that has always been in a state of flux and one that I enjoy all the mor...
Local Notes: Stories of our neighbourhoods | Caroline Cole
Tuesday 30 Mar 2021
I have spent much of the last year walking in and around Crystal Palace and making pots. In my wanderings, pots were often filling my thoughts and I found myself imagining them sitting - rather incon...
Warehouses by the water
Local Notes: Stories of our neighbourhoods | Celeste Bolte
Tuesday 30 Mar 2021
From Australia to Stoke Newington, down to Brighton for lockdown and back to Hackney again last November, I’ve moved more times than I would have liked to these past two years. After lockdown by the s...
My journey to the studio
Local Notes: Stories of our neighbourhoods | Michael Stiff
Monday 29 Mar 2021
I cycle from my home in Kew to the studio in Westbourne Park every day. I have more than one route, but all are planned to avoid traffic. My favourite follows the Thames through Chiswick Mall to Ham...
My Urban Village
Local Notes: Stories of our neighbourhoods | Richard Saxon
Tuesday 23 Mar 2021
For 35 years we have lived in a 1980s Wates estate on the Thames-side site of the Morgan Crucible Works, beside Battersea Bridge.