Dehouse 3

One of the most striking architectural projects of the twentieth century took place during the Second World War. The concept was developed in 1942 by the chief scientific advisor to the British government, Professor Frederick Lindemann known as Baron Cherwell. He had a task of exploring the most effective ways in which the British troops will be deployed to fight Hitler. Cherwell’s proposition was to demoralise German people and destroy public support Nazis had by destroying homes. He presented The Dehousing Paper to Prime Minister Winston Churchill during the cabinet’s debate on the most effective ways to fight Nazi Germany.
Dehouse is a system for moral and physical recovery.

Dehouse 3 is a process of restoration and reconstruction of standing elements of architecture damaged by destruction or demolition. A sophisticated process of measuring leftovers and fitting in new structures is an approach of direct recovery rather than complete reconfiguration and remodeling. The effects of nostalgia evoked from the recognisable layouts are overcome by the new architectural language which opens up possibilities for reimagining social and physical relationships.