Elspeth Tayler

Ravenscraig, once the capital of steel production, now exists as wasteland of nothingness. Fragments of failed developments sit scattered across the vast landscape, reminders of its rejection of the capital-led plan. The thesis proposes an alternative approach to development. Taking ideas of formal autonomy from Ledoux, Kaufmann, Le Corbusier, Rossi and Koolhaas, a formally autonomous approach is developed for Ravenscraig. The approach places a focus on form as a generator of permanence, removed from the constraints of external influence alongside a willingness to distort pre-conceived ideas function and form.

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