Location:Architecture Foundation, London
Project Architect:Ben Ridley
In the last century changes in transportation have exploded the scale of urbanism, so that the fabric of the city has moved away from the individual and towards the infrastructural. This proposal imagines a future when private cars have been excluded from cities.
The project, developed for the Architecture Foundation’s Projects Space competition, explores the idea of London as a village, by weaving a reimagined village idyll into the fabric of redundant vehicular infrastructure. Where the Garden City movement transplanted the city into the countryside we will transplant the village into the city.
This is a future in which the automobile no longer continues to dominate the interstitial spaces of the city.