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Satoru Nakanishi

MA work

Flooding and the New English Landscape

Lewes’ next phase of development will be along its floodplain. In a context of uninsurable property, the proposal suggests a new infrastructure that exploits the rising waters rather than hold them back. A new datum of inhabitable floors will create a new street level, with new grounds and piers remixing with Lewes’ existing picturesque townscape to generate a new relationship with the river.

Within the new terrain, housing co-exists with wetlands and bridges act as stimulus for further development. At its undercroft, opportunities to build within an unregulated, albeit ‘at risk’ ground level will create a landscape characterised by what comes down rather than simply what goes up.

Flooding is reclaimed as the heart of the town’s beauty. Residents of Lewes eagerly await each as a cue for celebration!

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  • Satoru Nakanishi profile image
  • MA Degree

    School

    School of Architecture

    Programme

    MA Architecture, 2013

    Specialism

    ADS2

  • Flooding and the New English Landscape

    Lewes’ next phase of development will be along its floodplain. In a context of uninsurable property, the proposal suggests a new infrastructure that exploits the rising waters rather than hold them back. A new datum of inhabitable floors will create a new street level, with new grounds and piers remixing with Lewes’ existing picturesque townscape to generate a new relationship with the river.

    Within the new terrain, housing co-exists with wetlands and bridges act as stimulus for further development. At its undercroft, opportunities to build within an unregulated, albeit ‘at risk’ ground level will create a landscape characterised by what comes down rather than simply what goes up.

    Flooding is reclaimed as the heart of the town’s beauty. Residents of Lewes eagerly await each as a cue for celebration!

  • Degrees

  • BSc, Architecture, University College London, 2009
  • Experience

  • Architectural assistant, Ben Adams Architects, London, 2010–11; Architectural assistant, Kengo Kuma & Associates, Tokyo, 2010; Model maker, BDP, London, 2009–10; Architectural assistant, WHAT_architecture, London, 2009