October 2014

Ahead of our second Thames architecture debate, writer and critic Ellis Woodman explores the challenges and opportunities of waterway living.

The Architectural Review, the second part in a three-part documentary about water's relationship with architecture. As London grows ever denser and its property prices climb beyond the reach of many would-be homeowners, there has been a significant resurgence of interest in opportunities to inhabit the Thames and its associated waterways. Meanwhile a ribbon of development is creeping along the banks of the river often displacing those who lived there previously. Is the water a force that will unlock an increasingly unaffordable city or one that will fuel a trend of gentrification and displacement?


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