Building on the Built was set up by Jonathan Tuckey and Peter Youthed as a series of public events to accompany the retrospective of work by Jonathan Tuckey Design (JTD) held in Kings Cross, London in 2016.

Building on the Built continues as a programme of talks, hosted by JTD at their London office, which aims to promote the topic of architectural work connected with existing structures and, more specifically, to look at work that might challenge the way in which work on existing structures is approached today. Building on the Built aims to focus on work that celebrates an alternative to pure architecture, work that is evolving, mongrel and collaborative with time.

In parallel to our programme of talks, we publish articles, texts and images on this website that act as an accompanying archive. The archive includes architectural projects, photographic investigations and other artistic responses to built work. We welcome submission ideas and possible collaborations.

For more information about Building on the Built please contact Peter Youthed at

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The talks and exhibitions are hosted by JTD at their office: Jonathan Tuckey Design, 58 Milson Road, W14 OLB, London.


The Building On The Built logo is by Studio Frith.


For press coverage of previous events and exhibitions see here.