Disruptive Experimentation, 2020

publication exploring our process of retrofitting Kingston School of Art’s Mill Street Building

Integral to the Knights Park campus masterplan was the decision to work with pre-existing structures wherever possible, rather than razing and starting anew. With its well preserved concrete and brick exterior, and fully functioning but inefficiently organised workshop spaces, the campus’s Mill Street Building proved the perfect starting point for a policy of adaptive re-use. Through a series of tactical tweaks, the best qualities of the building have been honed in on and problematic elements reappraised, ultimately unlocking the latent potential of an impressive but long-underperforming structure. This publication explores that process.

book design

cartlidge levene


eliot haworth