Re-imagining Brixton | Collaborations


Abigail Baggley

We are thrilled to share this fantastic short film produced by You See Media…giving a glimpse of our Re-Imagining Brixton Exhibition, which was part of this year’s London Festival of Architecture, with its focus on Brixton and based on the notional theme ‘in common’.

Through our own art and explorations, we have discovered more about Brixton ourselves, while opening our studio to the local community has been a wonderful, uplifting experience too.

We have enjoyed the opportunity to forge new connections with local people, charities, businesses and schools, as well as reinforcing existing relationships. We are always looking for more ways to engage and support the local community and look forward to continuing to develop these old and new associations.

A great example of this, was our project ‘Re-Generational’, which was an experimental collaboration between BoonBrown and South Bank University Technical College (UTC). Working with the school, we designed and printed a 3D model of central Brixton and chose five sites that could be re-imagined, with architectural interventions designed by the students. Although quite a challenge, the students were very inventive; using sketching and digital modelling to produce building and furniture designs, which were all printed in 3D. Through this, we discovered interesting emerging themes, focused on renewable technologies and a desire for more public ‘dwell’ space.

We’d love to thank all our partners who supported us in the creation of the exhibition, including South Bank UTC, Lawrence Barraclough at You See Media, support and promotion from the LDN Collective, and of course our wonderful guests, who attended our launch event and subsequent exhibition.

Due to the positive response we’ve had and continuing popularity, the exhibition has been extended for a few more days, so please do come down and check it out!

Elephant Park Tour with LDN Collective


Abigail Baggley

Thank you to You See Media who made this fantastic film about Elephant Park in collaboration with the LDN Collective.

Architectural Director Abigail Baggley and non-exec Director Ed Watson make observations about the successes in architectural detailing, and discuss how the development has anchored itself within the community, creating a really exciting bustling working and living hub within Elephant and Castle.

For those who don’t know, Elephant Park is a residential-led mixed-use regeneration scheme creating 3,000 homes, 6,000 jobs, 50 shops, restaurants and cafes, with 1,200 trees (170 of which, were there already!)

Re-imagining Brixton Goes Live!


Abigail Baggley

This week at BoonBrown we are delighted to unveil our Re-imagining Brixton Exhibition, which is part of the London Festival of Architecture!

Our exhibition explores Brixton’s cultural heritage and vibrancy, re-imagined as Common Land (this year’s festival theme), through our exhibition and façade installation. We’ll investigate an alternative Brixton, exploring the possibilities through visualisations and the re-elevation of our studio building.

Our exhibition is split into the following parts:-


A Brixton Colours Show | An art installation fixed to our studio’s façade symbolising Brixton vibrancy.


Brixton Mural Tour | Grab your free map so you can take self-guided tour of Brixton, exploring the historical and influential murals which reflect the cultural and political past and present.


Common Land Conception | A series of boards which will exhibit visualisations in the form of sketches, drawings and renders conveying what Brixton could look like if reinvented as common land.



Re-Generational | An experimental collaboration between BoonBrown and students from Southbank UTC, looking for opportunities for potential change in the familiar urban setting of Brixton’s key roads and node points.



The BoonBrown Experience | Take a deeper look into who we are and what we do at BoonBrown.


We kicked off our exhibition with a launch party hosted on the evening of the 20th June, with the exhibition open to the public for the remainder of the week.

Please come on down and check out our work – to do so, book your tickets here:

We look forward to seeing you!


📸 Image credits to the fabulous You See Media, our friends at the LDN Collective!

Designing Equitable Spaces


Abigail Baggley

Written by Abigail Baggley

Abigail is a qualified Architect and Architectural Director at BoonBrown with day-to-day responsibilities running our London Studio. She plays an important role shaping the company culture and is passionate about bringing holistic thinking to design with a focus on inclusivity and connectivity, finding opportunities for reuse and to recycle, and exploring ways to embed landscaping within design to maximise habitat creation.

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Understanding Equitable Design

Firstly, what is equitable design? The dictionary definition of equity, is to provide equal treatment to everyone whilst still acknowledging the differences between individuals. This implies that there are inherent differences between individuals’ circumstances, and for everyone to achieve the same equal outcome, they must be given tools and opportunities specific to their needs.

So how do these principles affect the design of urban spaces? To explore the concept, we felt it would be best represented as two graphics.

Scene One | Segregated access arrangements in urban space
Scene Two | Blended access arrangement in urban space

Scene one: from a practical perspective this succeeds in meeting the needs of its users, however, in this design there maybe experiential differences for those using the stairs vs those using the ramp. For example, how do the views beyond the space vary if you use the stairs or use the ramp, and are the lighting conditions different, and how do materiality choices change the feel of each space? There will be inherent differences between the users’ experience and therefore, we see an opportunity for more equitable design.

Scene two: in this option we explore another ramp and stair configuration delivering the same practical design outcome, however in this scenario it’s provided through a blended architectural design, where every user now has the same experience. People with all accessibility needs are catered for within one cohesive design, rather than segregated access arrangements where there will be inherent differences between what people experience.

We see equitable design as an opportunity to embed inclusivity within every design choice. This goes beyond equality and statutory requirement, and considers the detailed experience of each user, celebrating diversity and offering social experiences that are genuinely equal for everyone.