Property X-Change, a new platform led by the Mayor of London to discuss the future of London’s high streets, has hosted a conversation about The Hithe: what did it take to deliver it, and what impact will it have?
The conversation features IF_DO director Sarah Castle; Emily Berwyn from Meanwhile Space; Rumi Bose from Southwark Council; and Mark Darnell, a current tenant in one of The Hithe’s micro units.
"Hardy materials and beach-ready interiors make the residence a retreat worth holding on to for generations to come."
"The expansive terrace spilling out east and westwards is an amazing place to be; when fully opened up, the living room effectively blends into the surrounding landscape"
Our clients for the Thorpeness Beach House, Ben and Louisa Brown, were featured in the Sunday Times, talking about lazy summer days on the Suffolk coast and working with IF_DO on the design of their multigenerational home
"When [The Hithe by IF_DO] is no longer needed, it can be unbolted, unscrewed, and put together elsewhere."
"With a fresh approach to meanwhile use, IF_DO's workspace bolsters a community feeling the brunt of development in Rotherhithe... With modest means, it sets a high benchmark for whatever comes next."
"IF_DO’s resolutely contemporary coastal retreat swims against the tide in the quaint seaside village of Thorpeness, Suffolk"
Could the future of office buildings – or of some offices – be temporary and nomadic?
"London architecture studio IF_DO has recently completed co-working building The Hithe that can be broken down and rebuilt in a different location."