London – LS:N Global would take a symbiotic approach to architecture, creating a structure that makes use of existing buildings.
Fitting around an unused space, such as Ikea’s Sukima Gallery in Tokyo, our project would be constructed using reclaimed local materials, and headed by London’s Assemble, which was responsible for the Folly for a Flyover project.
Rather than creating an architectural spectacle, LS:N Global’s project would be socially engaging and serve multiple uses in the local community, following the lead of Herzog & de Meuron’s 11 11 Lincoln Road. Multiple sites arranged around a single structure would include a temporary cinema and some low-cost, single-occupancy housing.
LS:N Global’s architectural project would provide a convivial space that could be used by the community. The form would, of course, be important, but the social benefits would take priority.
If LS:N Global made… 2012 is a series of reports reflecting the LS:N Global team’s pick of the best innovations of the year, and those that are most relevant for consumers in 2013.