Peter Barber: 100 Mile City and Other Stories

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The United Kingdom, and London in particular, is currently in the midst of an acute housing crisis. In London alone, there are currently 170,000 homeless people, 8,000 rough sleepers, 20,000 empty homes and 120 families losing their home each day. To satisfy demand, it is estimated that the UK needs to build around 300,000 new homes a year, but the present supply stands at around half that level. Where, and how, homes should be built is an area of intense debate.



Since establishing his practice in 1989, Peter Barber has dedicated much of his working life to designing social housing. From the award-winning Donnybrook Quarter in 2006 to recent projects in Stratford, Enfield and Finsbury Park, Peter Barber Architects has systematically demonstrated the possibility of creating high-quality, humane spaces for people to live within our increasingly dense urban environment. His 100 Mile City project has been hailed as the most provocative and characterful response to the London housing crisis, addressing the constraints of the city with verve and optimism. The Design Museum will present over twenty years of Barber’s work, taking visitors through the solutions and suggestions of an architect working at the forefront of social housing in the UK.

Design Museum
28 Shad Thames
SE1 2YD London
United kingdom
0870 833 9955
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Peter Barber: 100 Mile City and Other Stories Design Museum Main address: Design Museum 28 Shad Thames SE1 2YD London, United kingdom Design Museum 28 Shad Thames SE1 2YD London, United kingdom The United Kingdom, and London in particular, is currently in the midst of an acute housing crisis. In London alone, there are currently 170,000 homeless people, 8,000 rough sleepers, 20,000 empty homes and 120 families losing their home each day. To satisfy demand, it is estimated that the UK needs to build around 300,000 new homes a year, but the present supply stands at around half that level. Where, and how, homes should be built is an area of intense debate.



Since establishing his practice in 1989, Peter Barber has dedicated much of his working life to designing social housing. From the award-winning Donnybrook Quarter in 2006 to recent projects in Stratford, Enfield and Finsbury Park, Peter Barber Architects has systematically demonstrated the possibility of creating high-quality, humane spaces for people to live within our increasingly dense urban environment. His 100 Mile City project has been hailed as the most provocative and characterful response to the London housing crisis, addressing the constraints of the city with verve and optimism. The Design Museum will present over twenty years of Barber’s work, taking visitors through the solutions and suggestions of an architect working at the forefront of social housing in the UK.
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