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Keywords:

  • Grote Koppel, Amersfoort, The Netherlands, 2010;
  • River Eem;
  • precast-concrete staircase;
  • sense of potential collapse;
  • complex and contradictory facades;
  • Writer's House, Clapham, London, 1998;
  • classical detailing;
  • Sir John Soane;
  • Scale distortion;
  • rooftop study;
  • The Blue House, Hackney, London, 2002;
  • baby-blue clapboard;
  • Adolf Loos;
  • two communicative facades or figural sections;
  • compressed grandeur;
  • Hardwick Hall. ‘You Make Me Feel Mighty Real’, Belsay Hall, Northumberland, 2000;
  • copy of a copy;
  • Romanesque church;
  • circular metal discs;
  • deliberately artificial;
  • Sint Lucas Art Academy, Boxtel, The Netherlands, 2006;
  • concrete screens;
  • ‘Pop’ element;
  • ‘Pop Gothic’ screen;
  • James Stirling;
  • KesselKramer offices, Amsterdam, 1998;
  • 19th-century Gothic church;
  • wooden fort;
  • lifeguard's tower;
  • AstroTurf;
  • hill-town encased within the church;
  • Gordon Matta-Clark;
  • Islington Square, New Islington, Manchester, 2006;
  • 23 new houses;
  • themes of DIY adaptation;
  • brick decoration;
  • Thornton Heath Library, Thornton Heath, London 2010;
  • new entrance;
  • polished precast concrete;
  • Portland stone dressing;
  • The Villa, Hoogvliet, The Netherlands, 2008;
  • Heerlijkheid park;
  • community and arts centre;
  • ‘hobby-huts’;
  • figurative timber rain-screen;
  • ‘Punk-Pop’;
  • Nonument, Scheveningen, The Hague, 2002;
  • Stroom art organisation;
  • surveillance hut;
  • popular landmark

Abstract

Sean Griffiths, Charles Holland and Sam Jacob of FAT explain how they have developed their own brand of fit-for-purpose Radical Post-Modernism that enables them to actively engage with the specifics of any building project. They work at a diverse range of scales and programmes from art pavilions to social housing and public buildings. Not afraid to magnify the ordinary and the familiar, FAT tackle the often-thorny questions of taste and meaning head on with a joyful verve. Copyright © 2011 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.