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Urban Peripheries: narratives of time and place

Urban Peripheries: narratives of time and place
Self published
Proctor & Matthews Architects

As a consequence of rapid economic expansion, a number of British urban centres are experiencing exponential population growth manifested in the form of large city edge developments with increased densities. The challenge is to respond to such growth without adding to the ubiquitous characteristics of suburban sprawl. This publication on four different neighbourhood projects by Proctor and Matthews Architects, South Thamesmead, Ridgeway Village, Abode at Great Kneighton and Mountfield Park, outlines the studios specific approach to the design of urban edge sites. Each are placed within their wider economic, social, historical and physical contexts, leading to design explorations and the creation of a strong 'Narrative of Place'.