David Lawrence, David Knight
Hackney Wick desperately needs new venues where its communities – both permanent and transient, worker and tourist – can meet and eat together. Studio 1.4 took the design of a Cafe-Diner as its contribution to the legacy of the London 2012 Olympics and the regeneration of the area. We worked on Fish Island, bordering the Hertford Union Canal. We designed and drew our food and got to know wonderful east London eateries, before proposing our own ideas. Every project offered a delicious taster of architectural experiment, from a drive-in cinema to eating under a waterfall.