London House

Amin Taha Architects, London, 2012

 

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  • Entrance Door Sequence    
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  • Plan with context    
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  • Basement office desk    
  • Bridge    
  • Courtyard enclosure    
  • Courtyard enclosure    
  • Lower office entrance door    
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  • Staircase and bookshelf    
  • Upper office entrance door    
  • Upper office entrance door    

Renovation + Fit-Out for London Advertising

While the practice conducted the overall renovation of 115 Golden Lane the ground floor and basement accessed separately at 3 Baltic Street East was fitted out for London Advertising. The building as a whole had undergone numerous layers of office renovations. Early breaking out/site investigation found what revealed beneath the 1980’s sealed air-conditioned office the preserved original cast iron columns, timber beams, joists, noggins and floor boards. Which with a brick superstructure and stone corbals together expressed an architecture of structural logic materiality.

The fit-out replaced UPVC windows and doors, cemented pavement lights and opened the southern facade back to the adjacent courtyard. Mild steel sheet, heated and waxed was used for new internal elements, bookcase/stair, bridge and meeting room.

European rift-cut oak to line the utility enclosure and thermally applied bronze on the external doors, windows and screens. The latter laser cut pattern an abstraction of the swirling cast iron Victorian ventilation panels found in neighbouring buildings and performing as security screen, ventilation panel, brise-soleil and decoration back to the public realm.

Data

  • Begun: May 2011
  • Completed: Mar 2012
  • Floor area: 186m2
  • Sector: Office
  • Total cost: £120,000
  • Procurement: Traditional JCT
  • Address: 3 Baltic Street East, London, EC1Y, United Kingdom

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