An extension to one of the last original warehouse buildings remaining in East London.
The existing building was a three-storey warehouse building, previously used as art gallery with live/work accommodation. The extension is set back from the front slightly to create a new balcony to the artist’s studio, and set flush to the rear of the office space creating a dramatic full-height, full-width glazed elevation taking in the breathtaking views of the City.
Although the existing building is not listed, it is situated in a Conservation Area so it was crucial to work closely with the Conservation Department to develop a sensitive approach to the aesthetic of the architecture and materiality of the external appearance. The chosen materials palette was purposefully simple, high quality, and complementary to the surrounding architecture, featuring a full height “Crittall” style steel window screen to the rear as well as a brick and slate front facade facing the square.
Location: East London
Photography: Simon Maxwell