Bateman's Row

Theis+Khan, London, 2009

 

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Bateman's Row has a tough street presence sympathetic to the Shoreditch townscape 

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  • Bateman    
  • The open plan interior    
  • Interior    
  • The building envelope is more glazed on the upper floors    
  • Staircase    
  • Bateman    
  • Balcony on the penultimate floor    
  • Bateman    
  • Site Plan    
  • Basement plan    
  • Ground floor plan    
  • First floor plan    
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  • Photograph of the model    
  • Sketch view of Bateman    
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Architects' office, gallery, penthouse and residential flats in the Shoreditch area of London

The building has a staggered form with a top floor inset behind a parapet. This white pavilion with a projecting roof cheekily mirrors the formally similar fire escape on the adjacent building.

The thick foundations, in the style of a medieval castle, carry their solidness on to thick walls and windows. These foundations are comprised of a plinth of dark engineering brick, and the building gradually gains more glazing through the upper storeys culminating in a the fully glazed third floor.

The project's experimental quality comes from its play with windows and glass walls. There are flush windows, recessed windows, corner glazing, a glass wall that disappears and window grilles that look like balustrades.

The large split-level penthouse is intended as a residence for the company's founding directors Patrick Theis and Soraya Khan.

Data

  • Begun: Oct 2007
  • Completed: Feb 2009
  • Floor area: 865m2
  • Sectors: Arts and culture, House
  • Total cost: £1.6M
  • Procurement: IFC 98
  • Address: Bateman's Row, Shoreditch, London, EC2A 3HH, United Kingdom

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