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Jack Idle

Alumni

Jack’s design research, paired with his background in carpentry, has developed an approach to architecture that explores the social and political context of the building, civic empowerment and a commitment to craft. Furthermore, the relationship between craft and urbanism has developed an interest in how we live and work in the city ­­­– and how making and collaboration shape the city.

Jack engages with architecture through writing, research, critiques and making temporal events such as the London Festival of Architecture and setting up a multi-disciplinary studio in Dalston. While studying for his undergraduate degree at Central St Martins, Jack received a NOVA award for his final project, which adapted a listed library to become a cultural centre for Caledonian Road. The project examined the politics of the envelope and the identity struggle that takes place when redefining the existing urban fabric.