Georgian Terraced Housing
Speculative Development London 1774-1841

The research and design project Georgian Terraced Housing looks into the design principles and emergence of speculative housing in the city of London at the end of the eighteenth century. Through an analysis of terraced housing the study illustrates how the standardisation of building methods emerged and transformed the construction industry of pre-industrial London. The typical construction of a brick facade, a front and back terrace, two structural party walls, a large drawing room and a central staircase resembles the spatial, economic and domestic context of eighteenth century London. By illustrating the transformation of the architectural elements, the research presents how the optimization and standardization of materials influenced the social-spatial relationships of domestic life. This genealogy from a large town house to a standardized housing model aims to trace and illustrate the multi-scalar complexity of the city of London during the eighteenth century.

Research and design project 
Taught MPhil Projective Cities
Architectural Association School of Architecture
Amsterdam, The Netherlands