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.
London College of Fashion asked Studio Weave to bring a forgotten roof terrace back into use in time for London Festival of Architecture 2104.
The rooftop has a fantastic view over Oxford Street but was completely underused. Our proposal creates a flexible space and makes the existing view of London more accessible to the college. The design makes reference to the textile history of the fashion institution, with a multi-coloured serge pattern deck.
Due to a very tight budget and the only site access through a tiny lift, we used standard decking boards, cut and stained in happy, loud colours and configured in a basketweave pattern, which rises to form seats and planters. Since opening this summer, the spot has hosted a series of parties and talks and we look forward to the students inhabiting it when term starts in September.