Unit A

Unit A is an undergraduate design studio at the School of Architecture at the University of East London, lead by Carsten Jungfer and Ferndanda Palmieri


'Life on the River Lea'

Link to photographer Sam Napper's work on life along the River Lea...

presentation unit programme 2015-16


architecture & water documentary by AR

Here is a short documentary in three parts by the architectural review, that looks at the London's relationship and opportunities related to water. An introduction to some issues related to the topic.

Unit A 2015-16 : Tottenham Archipelago

This year (2015-16), Unit A will have a closer look at the relationship between Architecture and Water. We will set out to investigate a network of water-landscapes in the Upper Lea valley, that run along the eastern edge of Tottenham, East London.

These man-made landscapes continue to adapt to and serve London in close relation to changing demands of the ever growing population; from historic pastures for agricultural production to the waterways of the early industrialisation, over to facilitating waste and sewage treatment and reservoirs providing up to a quarter of London’s drinking water.

We like the idea of water becoming integral part of a building brief and architectural proposal. Water could be explored as means to reconcile architectural detail with landscape context, local and trans-local conditions and design- with environmental strategy, aiming to develop new forms of hydro-architectural typologies.

We are looking forward to tell you more about this on Market-day, Tuesday 29th September.
(image above: Umlauftank Berlin by Ludwig Leo)