Maps Exhibitor: erect architecture

erect architecture is a Hackney based architectural practice led by Barbara Kaucky and Susanne Tutsch. The practice erect has developed an expertise in community architecture, education and the field of play. Inhabitation and the social aspect of architecture are key concerns of erect’s work. The practice treasures the cross-fertilisation and innovation that comes from working with users and stakeholders, creative collaborations and teamwork.

erect’s projects have been published internationally and won awards such as the 2015 MIPIM Special Jury Award, the Selwyn Goldsmith Award, several RIBA Awards and the international Children’s Making Space Award 2010.

Palimpsest: Vauxhall

This map was produced by erect architecture as part of the research phase of the Vauxhall Missing Link public realm framework. The aim of the framework was to create a delightful and coherent public realm, specific to Vauxhall whilst improving connectivity and urban greening. The framework proposals curate existing and create new places of interest. The concept of the ‘Promenade of Curiosities’ structured the framework.

It is inspired by John Tradescant, buried in the Garden Museum at the northern edge of the site. He was a collector and curator of a famed cabinet of curiosities at his Lambeth home, known as The Ark.

This map superimposes a series of historical maps onto each other. It is composed of tracings of the annotations of these maps to provide insight into the evolution of the place. Elements of Vauxhall’s history were then used to inform ‘curiosities’ along a route that connects the new Nine Elms development to the south and the South Bank to the north.

Team: Sarah Clayton, Susanne Tutsch

Vauxhall Missing Link, erect architecture and J&L Gibbons
Vauxhall Missing Link, erect architecture and J&L Gibbons