Cottrell & Vermeulen Architecture is an award winning RIBA Chartered Practice with more than two decades of design experience.

Work House


The School of Art, Architecture and Design (formerly known as The Cass) - Studio 4



In the context of the regeneration of the Aylesbury Estate in South London, we began by considering how landscape can mediate between the private residence and the public realm of the city beyond. Work House then explored how the adaptive reuse of structures could create places for work and public life amongst the vast swathes of housing.

In response students proposed a new agora for the Aylesbury estate. A public space defined by the co-existence of formal and informal life that celebrates the depth of the city. The uncertain territory between retained fabric and proposed master plan provided an opportunity to create a common ground defined by spaces for work and civic engagement.