Using the religious and political concepts of ruins to engage with form in its most elementary condition, for the possibility of common urban space. This project is interested in the formal realisation of architecture and its engagement with the city. By understanding the relationship between architectural form, urban history and political theory, the research tails a polemic intervention with the city through its past stories. ‘The City’, the site of the ancient, religious and political origin of London can give clues about the possibility of an architecture for life as well as production. In international finance economy, ‘value’ translates to an exchangeable figure whereas in architecture value is irreplaceable and of ever existing quality. Space and form are not style preferences but a tool to construct the idea of common space. The initial research hypothesis uses the religious and political concepts of the ruin as a design method toward social equality; The word ‘ruin’ takes inspiration from Leon Alberti’s technique in “The Ideal Town”. This method will lead toward attaining a reading of the city in its most important state as a blank canvas, as well as extending beyond a histo-graphical narrative. The dialectical process brings the past, present and the future into one single dimension, in order to firstly separate architectural practice from the impulse of capitalism. The proposition lastly merges the social and economic phenomenons within the responsive urban space, as an existentially bottom line virtue of the condition of labour.
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