Saturday, March 3, 2012
Magnificent Revolution Headquarters. Carl Turner Architects. London.
Carl Turner Architects created the headquarters for the not-for-profit organisation ‘Magnificent Revolution’ (MR) at Hackney City Harm. MR is made up of artists, musicians, designers, ecologists, and engineers, and functions as a cross-disciplinary organisation working in education, ecology, engineering, design, art, music and film. The multi-purpose space was created from a converted shipping container. The space demonstrates and teaches energy efficiency principles. It is insulated externally with lambswool and wood fibre slabs, it has a wild flower roof, the timber cladding is made from recycled palettes, and the Joinery and floor are made from straw board. Built by volunteers with low- tech construction techniques.