Students visit London studio of Brady Mallalieu Architects.
Following the success of the recent Missing Building Project (to design a new build for Milton Keynes), Angela Brady OBE invited four students from Thornton College to join an Open Schools Day at the London studio of Brady Mallalieu Architects.
It was a fantastic experience, beginning with a tour of a residential project in Laycock Street. We were able to observe the clever way the architects had incorporated a variety of housing, which was utilised for both private and social residents.
By using materials, such as zinc, timber and copper and clever design, the flats and houses had different structures but all had the same wonderful feeling of light. The central courtyard area lent itself to social integration with semi-circular seated areas.
Following an informative film about studying architecture, Clementine, Natasha, Martha and Clara then worked alongside pupils from George Greens School to create memory maps of their local areas.
The students were also able to observe plans and models for a pavilion garden room in Kensington the firm is currently designing for a client. It was an inspirational afternoon and a unique opportunity for us to see first-hand inside the offices of such a prestigious architects’ practice.
Report by Mrs Scott
Employment and Enterprise Advisor