Shoreditch Loft

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A loft extension and flat renovation in Shoreditch

This flat is in the centre of Shoreditch next to the Ace Hotel.  Entry is through the street facing building and across a rear courtyard at first floor level where the flat appears as a stand alone building in the centre of the urban block.

The practice was interested in this setting and the enclosure formed by a hotel, social housing, private apartments, lock up units and a yard stacked high with hundreds of old fridges. It wanted to make a new living space that faced onto this urban scene, relishing the grittiness of it.

This led to the roof and three walls of the new volume being conceived as a single form that had been cracked apart into four overlapping shells, the sloping planes allowing light to enter and protecting against overlooking.

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  • Floor area: 100m2
  • Sector: Residential
  • Total cost: £200,000
  • Address: 108 Shoreditch High Street, London, E1, United Kingdom

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