Scaffolding in blue netting in Bedford Square London

The Law of Two: Why scaffolding rules in Fitzrovia and Bloomsbury

Outbreak of scaffolding in historic Bedford Square, London, WC1

Further research into scaffolding behaviour and preferences has uncovered evidence in Bedford Square to support the Law of Two.

The Law of Two

According to the Law of Two, when scaffolding appears on one building, further outbreaks of scaffolding will occur on adjacent buildings. Scaffolding in London is gregarious, and likes to form clusters. Once scaffolding appears on one building, no building within close proximity is safe. Nothing can be done to stop the spread of scaffolding. The rule applies to both listed and unlisted buildings. As previously reported a Georgian building in Goodge Street collapsed when it was attacked by scaffolding.

As the photos show, the renown Architectural Association School of Architecture is shrouded in scaffolding and blue netting.

Scaffolding in blue netting in Bedford Square London

The AA has disappeared behind scaffolding and blue netting – will it suffer the same fate as the nearby former Time Out building?

One of the best preserved Georgian Squares in London, Bedford Square currently has 4 installations of scaffolding on three sides. The AA regularly installs baffling structures in Bedford Square. Rather then serve any practical purpose, perhaps the current scaffolding is meant to provoke debate?

A cluster of scaffolding in Bedford Square

Scaffolding on the north side of Bedford Square

Scaffolding on the north side of Bedford Square, London, WC1

Scaffolding on the North East Corner of Bedford Square

Scaffolding on the north east corner of Bedford Square, London, WC1

Scaffolding on the west side of Bedford Square

Scaffolding on the west side of Bedford Square, London, WC1

Green has no place in Bloomsbury

The colour of the netting is blue. Green seems to have no place in Bloomsbury.

 

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