tracey emin's proposed home by david chipperfield draws ire of east londoners tracey emin's proposed home by david chipperfield draws ire of east londoners
jul 30, 2015

tracey emin's proposed home by david chipperfield draws ire of east londoners


tracey emin’s proposed home by david chipperfied draws ire of east londoners
images courtesy david chipperfield architects

 

 

 

artist tracey emin’s proposal to tear down a listed building in the east london neighborhood of spitalfields has fomented heated opposition from conservationists the east end preservation society. designed by renowned british architect david chipperfield, the new structure appears as an angular brick construction situated on a prominent corner plot. the artist had advocated for the renovation as facilitating her creative process, while positively contributing the architectural fabric of the community. if successful, the new home would adjoin her existing studio.

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view of the proposed scheme from white’s row

 

 

 

after planning permission for the project was submitted to local authorities last month, the east end conservation group wrote to tower hamlets council objecting to the proposed scheme, stating that the application makes no convincing case for the building’s replacement. read the letter in full via the society’s facebook page. the plans will be evaluated in september, 2015 before an outcome is reached.

  • its a shame to see an app to knock down the Victorian building that sits on this site. It is in a small, remaining block of the sort of architecture that got everyone excited about the east-end renaissance in the first place, surrounded by the increasingly bland architecture of modern developments

    adam white says:
  • there’s something of a ‘fist with a finger sticking up’ about it..no?

    nicey says:
  • please forgive me, but I feel that this is, architecturally a very unfriendly building in this spot. nothing kind or open about it for the space.

    w. tucker says:

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