Mobile Architecture Lab

The Mobile Architecture Lab (MAL) is a public space design research project, operating from a specially adapted ice cream van. The project was commissioned to undertake a series of interactive design workshops in a range of locations in towns and cites across the UK, engaging local communities in lively discussions about how best to use their public-spaces.

Design proposals were developed from these discussions and presented to local authorities and community groups in a series of exhibitions from the MAL.

The presence of the MAL itself also acted as a public space beacon to celebrate a range of events, including the Bournemouth ‘Arts by the Sea’ and the Dalston ‘Sound Tracks’ festival.

Project Architect:
Ben Ridley