Mechanical Landscapes

Abigail Ashton and Andrew Porter first collaborated on their joint diploma project "Mechanical Landscapes" whilst 5th year students at the Bartlett School of Architecture, University College London. The project was sited in a quarry located on the Pfaffenberg Mountain, Bad Deutch Altenburg on the Austrian Border


An international open competition. A proposal for a landscaped park that renovates the existing highline structure in New York. The highline is a 1.6 mile long elevated steel structure that weaves across twenty blocks of the westside Manhattan. Orginally used to carry trains to the docks

Urban Park, Stockport

An open competition. A project to masterplan the regeneration of two central spaces in Stockport: Mersey Square and St. Peter's Square. The squares are under-used and suffer from bad connection to the existing civic amenities. The submission was shortlisted to the final four and described by the


A studio located in a typical Victorian suburban garden. The main studio facade that addresses the garden floats above a glass panel and forms a screen to separate the work space of the studio from the domestic garden. The typical green suburban garden is replaced

Box Wing House

A rear addition, landscape and internal remodelling to a Grade 2 listed house in East Sussex. The existing listed house is an amalgam of different eras of building. There are 3 key built elements defined by their time periods. The original house, buried within the core

Criss Cross House

An addition to a C19 farm workers cottage in the Hertfordshire Green Belt. The isolated rural location affords the site uninterrupted views to the flat line of the distant horizon on three sides. These powerful views form the organisation of the addition which forms a