QUAKER STREET BOWL - 2012

QUAKER STREET BOWL, WAS ONE OF LONDON'S PREMIER SKATE SPOTS FROM 2012 - 2014.

Located off Brick Lane in a former textile warehouse, the meticulously crafted wooden installation sat within the white-walled studio. It had a clean and simple design, drawing maximum effect from the subtle timber and steel detailing Designed and built by Benedict Radcliffe and associates, it was an irresistible blend of skateboarding, design and childish fantasy that exemplified modern-day urban architecture and skating but also acknowledged the past: young Californian sidewalk surfers of the mid-70s who were propping up plywood against a few bricks and kick-turning off the top to simulate wave riding.

It was used in a number of photoshoots for international companies as well as contemporary dance performances.

Due to the closure and demolition of the factory warehouse, Quaker Street Bowl had to close. However, quaker street bowl lives on and has been rehoused in 'just ramps', Wolverhampton.

www.quakerstreetbowl.com





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