Description: Lubricity was one of five proposals commissioned by the Architecture Foundation and Royal Academy to explore London As It Could Be Now: New Visions for the Thames. Responding to a project and exhibition of works by the architect Richard Rogers titled London As It Could Be, Lubricity imagines a contrasting future that questions future work, architectural forms, and urban centres.
Lubricity is a utopian speculation for London developed over several workshops with Helena Rivera, George Wade, Alex Malaescu, Kate Priestman and Ed Wall. The team formed was selected by the Architecture Foundation and the project was presented and exhibited at the Royal Academy in 2013, London as it could be now.
The model for the Machinist Landscape design proposal is featured in the Royal Academy Summer Show 2013.
Ed and Helena, from A Small Studio, collaborated to create an installation for this years A Few More Friends exhibition organised by ALL Design. Your Title Deed presented a series of stolen things with an illustrated title deed that re-appropriated what had previously been taken from us.
Ed’s project studio has work featured in the 7th edition of the International Festival of Architecture. eme3, the think tank that initiate, host and curate the festival, are keen to present ‘bottom-up’ projects that work between architectural space and society.
In December, Ed led a team, with Christian Gabriel of Thomas Balsley Associates, in the final stage of the Des Moines Water Works Park Competition.
We put together an ambitous proposal that was only made possible by a fantastic London/US based team. Thank you to Christian Gabriel (Thomas Balsley Associates), Brett Douglas (Genus), Fred Schwartz (Frederic Schwartz Architects), Steven Handel (Green Shield Ecology), John Paul Goedken (JP-SE), Mark Land (Snyder Associates), Bryan Bertrand (CPMI), Tim Marshall (ETM), Helena Rivera (A Small Studio), and Matt Parker and Leo Thom (Room 60). Finally, without the design critique and stunning drawings of Aaron Carpenter, Harry Bix, and Joe Sanders this proposal would have only been a jumble of ideas. Thank you.
The finalists for the Water Works Parkitecture competition were announced last week. Ed’s Project Studio led a team that has been shortlisted. Other finalists include Sasaki Associates, Martha Schwartz Partners, AECOM and Nomad Studio.
The latest exhibition at the Garden Museum, From Garden City to Green City, features work across art, architecture, horticulture, landscape and urbanism. The exhibition ”explores the many visions, designs and projects that have inspired the ‘green city’ movement over the last 150 years.” The Roaming Forest project by Ed Wall, Yael Bar Maor and Mike Dring was selected to be included as part of the exhibition.