Balconies, St Andrews, 2011

The intricate design of balconies by architects Maccreanor Lavington across the central block at St Andrews  has its origins in the fretwork pattern of one of the Victorian cast iron drain covers found by the artist on site. The pattern was chosen from numerous fragments found within the rubble on site as it resonated with the visual language used in Islamic architecture and pattern-making, and provides complex cultural references within this largely Bangladeshi local community in the heart of East London.