Originally published inl'Architecture d'Aujourd'hui, 'Building without Bureaucracy' is an experiment in unregulated urbanism, a response to the expansion of Permitted Development legislation beyond the residential, and a continuation of our work in the book SUB-PLAN.

Poundbury in Dorchester is one of the few places in the UK where Permitted Development is explicitly banned, making it the ideal place to explore the consequences of the newly-expanded legislation. What if, counter to government expectations, everyone in a community decided to take advantage of their collective right to build?

By David Knight, Finn Williams and Ulf Hackauf. Published in issue 378 of l'Architecture d'Aujourd'hui, guest edited by Winy Maas, MVRDV and The Why Factory, June-July 2010.