Old Workshop

Jack Woolley
London, 2011

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  • Begun: Feb 2010
  • Completed: Jul 2011
  • Floor area: 95m2
  • Sectors: Office, House
  • Total cost: £232,000
  • Funding: private
  • Tender date: Nov 2009
  • Procurement: traditional
  • Address: Old Workshop, Almorah Road, London, N1 3EN, United Kingdom

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A project to rehabilitate a run down carpenter’s workshop set behind an old wall that links two 19th-century terraces by doubling the inhabitable space and converting the building into live/work accommodation

The renovation manages not to compromise the integrity of the landscape or the existing wall, which was pierced to create a subtle but dramatic new main entrance that is integrated into the brickwork, visible only as a rectangular witness line.

A new basement level is offset horizontally to allow daylight to penetrate through the structural walk on rooflights running along its length. Materials salvaged from the derelict structure were used in the restoration.