David Adjaye – New Works

Lecture date: 2002-03-05

Adjaye/Associates has been involved in a run of small-scale but high profile projects since 2000. The practice first caught public attention with the controversial Elektra House in London – an ingenious conversion that created a combined studio/house space out of a disused shoe factory on a very small budget. The controversy, however, was caused by the black windowless facade dramatically breaking the uniformity of a conventional London terrace. Since that project the practice has worked on flats and gallery spaces for various artists and actors, and was used by CABE to refit the newly formed organisations offices, and by The Guardian to create a new editorial office suite. The practice also won the Idea Store competition to build two new libraries for the London borough of Tower Hamlets.

Introduced by Peter Beard


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