Blank(C)at (2019), Eunjung Kim and Ada Hao
Temporary Reality, Chalton Gallery
Place: Oakshott Court Car Park Rooftop Terrace, Polygo Road Estate, Somers Town NW1 London
Date: Oct 2nd 5pm Frieze Art week
Participation. Abi, Zena, Kyron, Alien, Verity, and Xavier (led by Chuly)
Greater London is highly urbanised. Using its “built-up area” classification (its proxy for urbanisation), approximately 85% of the Capital is urban. Enter infill development: using capacity within the built-up fabric. Making the best use of vacant or underutilised land is critical, whether that’s identifying or freeing up public land, seeking estates regeneration opportunities, or making the most of changing high street and town centre landscapes or identities.’ (Delivering infill Development, A London 2050 briefling paper, Future of London, 2014.)
Oakshott Court, originally called Polygon Road, was built by the London Borough of Camden during their ‘golden era of housing’ with Sydney Cook as borough architect. Completed in 1976, it is a small low-rise infill scheme with a stepped section allowing each flat to have a balcony open to the sky.