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Florida Street / Paper House Project

  • 05:00 - 5 September, 2016
Florida Street / Paper House Project
Florida Street / Paper House Project, © Rory Gardiner
© Rory Gardiner

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© Rory Gardiner
© Rory Gardiner

Text description provided by the architects. This former garment factory in Bethnal Green had previously been used as a commercial office before being converted into a large open plan live/work unit nearly ten years ago. The challenge: how to retain the open plan arrangement whilst creating defined spaces and adding a second bedroom.

© Rory Gardiner
© Rory Gardiner

By opening up the enclosed stairwell and incorporating the vertical circulation into the central atrium, we were able to add space, light and volume to the main living areas. Glazing is used throughout to bring natural light deeper into the floor plan, with obscured glass panels creating privacy for the fully refurbished bathrooms and bedrooms. The glazed atrium visually connects both floors whilst separating public and private spaces.

© Rory Gardiner
© Rory Gardiner
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The industrial aesthetic of the original building has been preserved with a bespoke stainless steel kitchen, open metal staircase and exposed steel columns, complemented by the new metal-framed atrium glazing, and poured concrete resin floor.

© Rory Gardiner
© Rory Gardiner

Paper House Project provided full RIBA Architectural Services.

Cite: "Florida Street / Paper House Project" 05 Sep 2016. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/794632/florida-street-paper-house-project/> ISSN 0719-8884
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