The Union Yard
A disused plot next to the railway arches in Southwark. Our first intervention here was in 2008 at the LFA with EXYZT, the Southwark LIDO. Many projects followed more or less yearly. (see EXYZT)
In 2015 untill 2016 I joined founder of EXYZT Nicolas Henninger and we lived on site in a reclaimed timber pavillion from an exhibition at the V&A, adjusted for exterior use.
Services were present from former projects, workshop, first small than bigger, a zome and cabins for guests were added over time. Everything was made from a steady sourcing of reclaimed materials with help of volunteers, interns and students from Saint-Martin's Architecture department.
During this time the Office For Crafted Architecture [OFCA] was created and we take on Design and Build projects with this structure.
the different elements forming 100 Unionstreet in more detail
many small projects made with reclaimed material at the workshop of 100 Unionstreet
A pavillion from US Architects made for the V&A exhibition, reclaimed, rebuild and adapted to the situation
2016 leaving 100 Unionstreet
Now here stands an office block.
Workshop with students of Saint-Martin's
Small cabins were constructed for the guests, interns and volunteers who stayed on site.
Ye Ol' Workshop
A garage size workshop
The Gallery, later on The New Workshop
Made with students of St Martin's for the presentations of their final projects.
Lo-tec solutions with reclaimed
Reclaimed art-transportation crate transformed into a miniature mobile library including chair, light, Cuban cigars and Chocolate.
SEAT LA LINEA
Chairs made from reclaimed pine wood floor-boards
Stackable Threstles designed to function in all positions. Dimensions based on the height of a Coffeetable, dinnertable or desk, and worktop or counter.
Reclaimed timber, steel flat bars.
Reclaimed Floorboards, steel angles
of a chair, elements are drawn or printed on a sheet of ply-wood, on the center of every angle a hole of 10 mm is drilled, the cuts between holes are made with a plunging circular saw.
Elements are joined with stainless steel screws, can also be glued. Technique only applicable when lack of CNC.
MATERIALS and Techniques
18mm reclaimed ply-wood, screw & glue