Roman Road Projet Space

Threefold Architects, London, 2013


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Private gallery and event space for temporary exhibitions and installations

The aim of the project was to convert an existing two storey Victorian corner shop unit on Roman Road into a flexible gallery space that maximises light and hanging area while maintaining a street frontage.

The existing shop consisted of single ground floor and first floor spaces. The approach was to create a tall singular volume within the two storey space. the internal first floor was removed and a steel brace frame inserted to stabilise the wall, the street elevation fenestration was retained, with the first floor windows bringing light into the space at high level.

The external facade was cleaned, the shop front refurbished and the sign replaced with a simple concrete panel embossed with the gallery name. The internal walls were insulated and lined covering the inserted structure creating a singular rectilinear volume, the only visible sign of intervention a horizontal bracing post exposed in the corner.

The gallery retains a subtle frontage within the varied streetscape of Roman Road.


  • Begun: Feb 2013
  • Completed: Mar 2013
  • Floor area: 28m2
  • Sector: Arts and culture
  • Total cost: £25,000
  • Funding: Private
  • Tender date: Dec 2012
  • Procurement: Traditional
  • Address: 69 Roman Road, London, E2 0QN, United Kingdom

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