Hello and welcome! Here is a brief summary of what we've been up to and upcoming projects.
Following on from the Aquaponics Microfarm structure for the University of Sheffield, we're continuing work with Regather on stratgeies for their electric trike & veg box drop-off programme, and in heritage news, we're back at Portland Works looking at making more of the works accessible, and excited to be exploring a small structure as part of Grade II* Listed Perrott's Folly for Re:Future in Birmingham.
As we tentatively emerge from lockdown, a number of our projects are set to re-commence including our play structures for The Hepworth in Wakefield, our Hidden Mothers installation for artist Tereza Buskova (part of the London Festival of Architecture) and our space in the British Pavillion at the next Venice Biennale. This year's pavillion, curated by Unscene Architecture, the pavillion as a whole is themed around the privatisation of public space, and we have examined issues around the high street as part of this.
Polpo's James Harrington is developing his 'Future Neighbourhoods' master's project on the retrofit at scale in communities with a Hallam funded grant, as well as working on our strategies for a post-pandemic workspace at Union St with help from Arup.
We've also worked with contemporary dance company Northern Rascals on exciting proposals for a temporary structure for their Sunny Side production.
Finally, Studio Polpo was were recently featured in the RIBA Journal's Practice Profile -you can see the article here.