Located in London, United Kingdom , Emerging architectural practice whose approach is rooted in anthropological study was designed by Henley Halebrown Rorrison’s work is rooted in anthropology, in the study of people. It recognises the character of society as heterogeneous and seeks to create the varied circumstances in which individuals may dwell. If there is a pattern, it is not a formal one. Instead, the space – a building’s morphological structure – depends on those very people. It both reflects and extrapolates future social patterns of co-existence and co-habitation. Here, sustainability means much more than being ‘low energy’; it means the capacity to endure. And, at the same time the effect must be palpable.
This philosophy is anti-consumerist and anti-capitalist. It recognises the value of monuments, that is, things that do not dependent on their capacity to function but instead benefit from communal understanding. Henley Halebrown Rorrison’s work harnesses existing circumstances be that a building or context.