OXO

 

An architectural investigating on privatisation of South Bank and a study of the social behaviours of the area

OXO. A power-station, a post office, a factory, a warehouse, a residential place, a place for brands, bars and boundaries. A privately owned public place. For a place with such history, OXO is surprisingly undocumented. Negligible photographs and blueprints are available to public without any sort of documentation of the building’s past. Due to lack of documentation the building is facing an identity removal, where it will gradually loss all it once stand for. This why we have made an attempt to get OXO Tower listed in ‘the national heritage list’.

If you wish to join the campaign you can find us at getoxolisted.com


TIME CAPSULE

 

We created a time capsule with all of the information gathered and threw it in the Thames river. We attached a buoy to it so it would be found. This also drags attention to our campaign as the mirrors on the buoy will reflect the sunlight and act as a signal


Behaviour models

 

Visualising behaviours, social classes and norms of the area through building representative models


OXO Vision

 

An attraction tool to share information with the public.

This was a piece that narrowed the viewers vision to the OXO tower and shared interesting facts about it


Responses

 

We got in touch with many people to push the project further, including the Queen, the Prime Minister, Coin Street Community Builders LTD and the chairman of Redwood Housing


Challenging the norms

 

Playing with the rules of the area and designing against them


oxo team

 

                                              Tom Robinson, Lilias Adair, Ray Hong, Victoria Glistrides, Frankie Taylor,                                                    Panagiotis Tzortzopoulos, Su Yeon Song, Katie Foster, Anio Tuovinen