The edge condition: re-use of industrial heritage on urban waterfronts: a case of London’s second river

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Evans, G. and House, N. 2017. The edge condition: re-use of industrial heritage on urban waterfronts: a case of London’s second river. Interventions I Adaptive Reuse. 8, pp. 26-33.
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TitleThe edge condition: re-use of industrial heritage on urban waterfronts: a case of London’s second river
AuthorsEvans, G. and House, N.
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This article offers an investigation of the lower Lee Valley and the re-use of selected waterfront industrial heritage buildings. The river creates an edge condition, simultaneously linking and separating the surrounding landscape and framing our experience of this obsolescent infrastructure. These watery fragments of the past slip into view as you descend into the valley towards the River Thames, offering a glimpse of London’s pasts, presents and possible futures. How might we identify an afterlife for this strange environment? And what narratives can be suggested through the adaptive re-use of the waterfront architecture that persists? Water provides a medium for land and buildings, and mediates both as its flows over time and space, eroding and reshaping the built and natural environment as it goes.

LanguageEnglish
PublisherRhode Island School of Design
JournalInterventions I Adaptive Reuse
ISSN2154-8498
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Print29 Jul 2017
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Deposited14 Sep 2017
Accepted08 Jun 2017
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