We’re at POP Brixton

We’re excited to announce that we’ve been selected to showcase our work for Architecture Open 2015 in POP Brixton! Architecture Open is RIBA’s London summer show of inspiring architecture and design.

RIBA London’s showcase of member’s works explores the innovation and creative processes contributing to our built environment. The exhibition runs throughout the London Festival of Architecture from the 6th of June to the 28th of June in one of the containers in Pop Brixton.

The London Festival of Architecture (LFA) celebrates London as a global hub of architectural experimentation, practice and debate. The annual festival provokes questions about the contemporary and future life of the city, and promotes positive change to its public realm. The city-wide programme will address the theme ‘Work in Progress’ delivered by leading cultural and academic institutions.

Granit’s Entry: Inside the Box

The title of our entry was ‘The Tortuous Path’. The box content shows the 3 different stages (and subsequent levels) that characterise the main stages of our design development:

  • The first level identifies the analysis of the site with all its characteristics and constraints.
  • The second level is the feasibility study where the initial ideas and thoughts are developed and various options are taken into account
  • The third level is planning; here the initial ideas are selected, defined and implemented. The final design is then structured and completed.

This process is never linear, often a tortuous journey where all ideas are tested and fused together. The final result is always a synthesis of ideas, influences, experience. Some ideas apparently get wasted but remain the trace of the design process, fundamental elements of the entire creative development.

Box Content Explained

The box content describes our approach to architectural projects and how these progress from inception to a finalised design. Our intent is to show that all the preliminary discussions, research and subsequent brainstorming sessions are not visible for those who look at the final results but are an integral and fundamental part of our creative work; the hard work behind the scenes.

This research has reminded us how complex and intriguing a creative process can be. Thinking of the logic behind the design development is an essential element for our professional growth and a constructive tool to identify strengths and weaknesses of each piece of work.

Visit POP Brixton between 6th of June and the 28th of June to see Granit’s entry. If you require any further information please email us, info@granit.co.uk.