Through this project I solely aim to highlight the impact and process of Gentrification, the recycling of land and the regeneration of London's council flats to new and modern sky scrapers. Exploring and investigating Brutalism, I intend to highlight the unseen beauty of the architectural movement by challenging myself to visit certain estates around London, such as Aylesbury during its demolition.
This would afford me the chance to experience for myself, observing the cultural link and personal element it holds especially to those evicted who called these buildings their home, all due to the value the land held, from here, would be a starting point enabling me to gather relevant primary sources such as detailed tonal drawings, line drawings and photography to fuel the process of research. Therefore, exploring why it is that Gentrification creates the situation where the wealthy are winning but the unfortunate are fighting in self defence but losing.
The outcome of this project will successfully bring to light the impact and process of Gentrification, the recycling of land and the regeneration of London's council flats to new and modern skyscrapers.
My work will primarily highlighting the unseen beauty of Brutalist architecture, the cultural link and personal element it holds especially to the residents of these buildings. Demonstrating the value land possesses creating the situation where the wealthy are winning, whereas the unfortunate are being evicted, fighting in self defence but losing.
All in all, to provoke thought “Is the land these estates are build on really worth more than the communities held within them?”
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