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

Aylesbury Archive


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



Continuing our work on the Aylesbury Estate we explored approaches to master planning based on fragmentary and site specific interventions. To begin we reimagined the everyday – gate ways, bus stops, street lights and designed interventions to provide points of reference and vantage amidst the ruination and reconstruction. Within this fragile and unpredictable context we went on to consider the theme of archive.

Aylesbury Archive is a critique of ‘tabula rasa’ regeneration and the urban strategies that we developed respond to local communities and collective memories. To conclude and illustrate our findings students proposed an archive that reflects upon the past, engages with the present and speculates on the future of the Aylesbury Estate.