Dub was the first musical genre created specifically to be played through large sound systems, and Trinity brings a crisp modern outlook to the rich history of sound system culture. In curating the 'Tangled Roots' stage, they assembled a selection of Dub artists and two high quality sound systems: Unit 137 and Lionpulse.
BEEP's design reflects the Trinity ethos, with clean lines and a simple, punchy colour palette. The stage achieves maximum impact with minimum budget, and succeeds in drawing focus to the star attractions: the sound systems themselves.
The stage received funding from Arts Council England.
A film capturing the spirit of the festival environment can be viewed here
Photo: Ellie Bradford
Photo: Ellie Bradford
Photo: Ellie Bradford
Photo: Ellie Bradford
Forest Hill Vision
Urban Design Workshop, Forest Hill, London
This placemaking workshop was held in order to start shaping a vision for improving Forest Hill town centre. The Forest Hill Society and SEE3 organised and supported the workshop, with support from the Greater London Authority's Outer London Fund. Ed initiated the workshop as a founding member of SEE3, with Hillary Satchwell representing the Forest Hill Society.
The workshop harnessed the analytical and creative skills of the local community, and was supported by local architects, urban designers, landscape architects and similar professionals along with civic leaders and traders.
BEEP studio has been commissioned to write and draw up the results of the day and produce a summary of the vision for a wide public. This work is intended to stimulate placemaking and regeneration projects, and to inform future funding applications and Local Plan policy guidance.
The workshop entailed: • Short introductions to the project • Site visits to identify key issues • Four creative groups over four zones • Feedback of ideas to the local community • Review of overall vision and next steps
The sites and areas under examination included: • Station forecourt & surrounding area • Perry Vale and related sites • Connections between Forest Hill & Sydenham • Dartmouth Road & pocket park opportunities
The Institution of Civil Engineers has a long history stretching back nearly 200 years. From its beginnings with informal meetings in coffee houses, it has grown into a global organisation with over 80,000 members.
Beep were invited to present proposals for its headquarters at 20 Great George Street, Whitehall. The client had become aware that the old world mood projected by the building was in line with the westminster establishment, but at odds with current needs.
Beep's proposals aimed to: - Reflect the ICE's online image of youthfulness, equality and openness. - Express the joy in material, structure and scale that draws people to engineering.
This was done by inserting large scale objects into the existing structure, creating amazement (and a good story) from the engineering challenge of the installation process.
Large chunks of material dropped into the atrium create a 'wow' moment and serve to draw people into a repurposed museum space at the heart of the building.
For the gallery, Beep proposed a sequence of large scale objects - life size sections of Bazalgette sewers, tunneling equipment, core samples, and large scale models; inspiring people with real and amazing objects.
Atrium installation - drawing people into the heart of the building.
Large scale exhibits on display
Alternative proposal: a trail of exhibits lead to the gallery
Forest Hill 2012
Beep worked with the SEE3 team to help local residents Ruth Siwinski and Nathan Mills open a pop-up shop for Christmas 2012.
The studio’s work involved fit-out design and specification, roller shutter art, and a sculptural sign derived from the shop’s logo.
The business is a continuing success story, with the happy clients taking a permanent lease on the premises in early 2013.
Streatham Public Welcome
Consultation, Shopfront Design and Branding 2014, £120k
The studio won a public tender in collaboration with Designed by Good People to develop Lambeth Councils' successful Outer London Fund round 2 bid. The scheme sought to improve the public welcome by working with existing shop owners to refresh their shopfront branding.
Beep delivered designs for 8 new shopfronts and coordinated planning submissions for a total of 15 new shopfront installations including new awnings, signage and roller shutters.
This project was delivered working closely with Lee Newham of Designed by Good People, Janet Clarke of London Borough of Lambeth and the Greater London Authorities' Regeneration team.
Boyce da Roca Cafe and Art Space
Beep collaborated with the owners of this forward thinking cafe to deliver a refreshed version of their carefully designed brand.
SEE3 Portas Pilot
Community Regeneration Group, launched 2012
In 2011, Beep won over £200K in Portas Pilot funding for the local neighbourhoods of Forest Hill, Sydenham and Kirkdale in South East London.
Beep wrote the business plan for the resulting group ‘SEE3’, an organisation which brings together business owners, residents, and local authority members.
The scheme makes imaginative re-use of empty premises to create new businesses, foster existing business and add to the vibrancy of the street. Phase 1 of the project completed in May 2014, and successfully demonstrated how small interventions can enhance a community, stimulate spin-off projects and improve the look and feel of local streets.
Public Realm Lighting Strategy
Lambeth Council commissioned Beep to produce a vision document of design concepts for lighting improvements along Streatham's 2.2 km High Road.
The study recommended enhancing existing features in order to bring them to public attention, and as a consequence developing the unique identities of focal areas.
Design proposals included: - Projecting images onto wall and floor surfaces - Enhancements to the existing street lighting - Illuminating architectural landmarks such as domes and spires
A large part of the strategy has now been implemented by the local authority with final designs by Michael Grubb Studio.
Rather than tell students what to do, the Unit aims to equip them with the thinking tools and working processes that will help them make well considered design decisions themselves. The result is a diverse array of projects reflective of students’ individual interests.
Unit 2’s brief for 2015-16 continues a recurring theme of revealing unseen aspects of a city: This year’s chosen city is Liverpool, and past locations include Stoke on Trent and the Isle of Portland.
Following a series of introductory group exercises, students develop their own briefs in response to a series of themes. Current themes include:
Students undertake intuitive explorations and find connections between their discoveries they as a means of developing a project brief. Ideas are then pursued through drawings, models, and experiments with materials and processes.
Project work is supplemented with parallel talks and workshops on diagramming, drawing, design, philosophy, and professional practice.
In 2014, graduating Unit 2 student Rosie Seaman won an RIBA prize for her portfolio, as well as a special award from the Head of School.
The British Council chose two students from the unit to spend a month on fellowships at the Venice Biennale 2014. Unit 2 students Jessica Ringrose and Jasmine Davey were selected to represent KSA and the south-east region.