The Live Project Team worked closely with OpHouse, a collective established in 2020, to engage the local community and prospective residents in the transformation of a vacant care home in York into an affordable, tiny homes, co-housing development. The team hosted an exhibition during York Design Week to gain community insight and used research from this to produce three useful booklets to inform people about co-housing, propose future community facilities for the building and engage potential residents.
The Crucible was a product of rampant post-war construction and the adventurous spirit that gave rise to new styles of architecture which were previously inconceivable. The theatre evolved into a landmark with its signature brutalist style and then newly envisioned thrust stage, making it one of the most influential and distinguished examples of its period, justifying its listed status.
A vision with Pitsmoor Adventure Playground updating the current facilities to ensure longevity and continued success for the children and wider community of Pitsmoor and the Burngreave Area. Collaborating with artist Steve Pool, we used loose parts play to engage with the children to investigate how architecture and play can be combined.