In 2015, we joined forces with Architecture 00. Together, we enjoy collaborating in a shared environment where strategic, urban and social designers, architects, programmers and economists practice design beyond its traditional borders. 00 work with individuals, governments, corporations and communities to solve problems and anticipate change, and to design successful platforms and places. As a studio it aims to reach beyond the design of objects themselves to the social, economic and environmental systems behind them.
Studio Weave are currently working on a substantial public realm regeneration scheme encompassing 19 acres of central Croydon.
Our proposals comprise a number of installations that seek out opportunities for playfulness in forgotten pocket spaces, unloved forecourts, and busy high streets in the centre of town. As part of the project we have written a ‘choose your own adventure’ story for Croydon. Each of the twelve chapters of The See-Through Town tell of each of the twelve character areas of our large site and can be explored – both in the book and in real life – in various orders revealing different adventures.
The multi-million pound project also entails highway realignments, junction improvements and a cycling strategy and Studio Weave are working and co-ordinating with a complex network of consultants and LB Croydon officers to deliver the scheme.