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Extract (C) ity

Extract (C) ity

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We've Captured the DNA of a Old Compton Street in Soho, London. Welcome to our dystopia where weve created a paradigm shift where our cities are organisms, streets the veins and people the corpuscles transporting and delivering function to a sense of place and character.
Old Compton Street, Soho, London were dysected, analysed and momentarily paralyzed as weve extracted the DNA of the city…hence referred to as Extract (C) ity.
The qualities between characters and their experiences and attitudes were classified as fixes and the indexed as drug categories of Class A, B, C and Legal.
The extracted DNA were them preserved between the two street scenes of Old Compton Road below the natural street level as an invisible within the form of a table. Why a table you might ask…simple.
For centuries everything in Soho, right up to this point in time has evolved around the table as a basic form.
Strippers dancing on tables, coffee at tables and business deals around tables.
The Queen Anne legs makes reference to the old furniture factory within Soho but as pointed out by a witty character: "Queen Anne's legs are now around Prince Albert neck! Hope you all enjoy it.

Project Information

Status
Architectural Exploration
Site Area
None
Project Area
None
Project Type
Experimental Architecture
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