The artistic fascination with ruins has been long documented. Traditionally, artists such as JMW Turner and John Constable helped to create a visual language that celebrated the beauty of architectural ruins. More recently street art and photographs of urban decay have become popular. Empty, neglected or deteriorating spaces remind us that the objects we use, items we discard and the spaces we build will exist long after we have gone.
For us the urban ruin is a fertile site for architecture, a space with huge potential and a location to celebrate the efforts of the past in order to generate a new language for the future.