Designed by and for Theis and Khan, the scheme is a highly contemporary, yet contextual building that maximises accommodation for both commercial and residential units at a tight site in a popular part of East London. It provides several lettable units – making the scheme viable from the start – and is an architects office and family home at its top complete with a green roof, providing stunning views of the city.
The scheme maximises space and light by climbing vertically in distinct phases over five floors, introducing wide expanses of flush-fixed glazing and a contemporary smooth finish that alternates with rough and robust edges at the ground that respond to its industrial origins and local setting.
The internally exposed concrete structure acts as a thermal store, combined with a highly insulated envelope and natural ventilation. Solar panels supplement hot water provision.
Project name: Bateman’s Row
Location: Shoreditch, London, United Kingdom
Program: Office, gallery, home and apartments
RIBA London Award 2010 and RIBA London Building of the Year Award 2010.
Client / Owner: Soraya Khan and Patrick Theis
Architects: Theis + Khan Architects
Contractor: Silver Interiors Design and Build
Structural Engineer: FJ Samuely and Partners
Cost consultant: Stephen Cuddy
Lighting Design: George Sexton Associates
Planning Consultant: CMA Planning
Planting: James Catoe Design
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Images: © Nick Kane