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Richard Claridge

MA work

ADS 2: Fetter Lane

Typologies of Terror

From the River Thames to the Ring of Steel, London has in the past been protected by a variety of physical and territorial boundaries. Yet as standard weapons are replaced with a non-standard means of terrorism, London’s thresholds no longer feel secure when the ramifications of a chemical attack exceed the physical limitations. This building at Fetter Lane combines an awareness of biochemical warfare with how to act in an attack: a threefold architecture housing a defence library, pharmaceutical archive and a bio-terrorism simulation centre. If the objective behind terrorism is to instil fear in the mind of its people, then it is London’s objective to provide its people with knowledge of weapons.

Info

  • MA Degree

    School

    School of Architecture

    Programme

    MA Architecture, 2007

  • ADS 2: Fetter Lane

    Typologies of Terror

    From the River Thames to the Ring of Steel, London has in the past been protected by a variety of physical and territorial boundaries. Yet as standard weapons are replaced with a non-standard means of terrorism, London’s thresholds no longer feel secure when the ramifications of a chemical attack exceed the physical limitations. This building at Fetter Lane combines an awareness of biochemical warfare with how to act in an attack: a threefold architecture housing a defence library, pharmaceutical archive and a bio-terrorism simulation centre. If the objective behind terrorism is to instil fear in the mind of its people, then it is London’s objective to provide its people with knowledge of weapons.

  • Experience

  • Architectural Assistant, Maap Architects, London, 2005; Photographic Survey; Archive and Curatorial work; Project Sustainability, The National Trust East Anglia Regional Office, 1999 - 2001
  • Awards

  • Best Conceptual Model, Henry Horton Prize, 2004; Tammy Silverman Prize, 2003; Best Conceptual Model, Henry Horton Prize, 2002