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The Frames / Squire & Partners

  • 12:00 - 19 December, 2018
  • Curated by María Francisca González
The Frames / Squire & Partners
The Frames / Squire & Partners, © James Balston
© James Balston
    • Structural Engineer

      Thornton Tomasetti
    • Main Contractor

      HG Construction
    • M&E Consultant

      Furness Green
    • Quantity Surveyor

      Pierce Hill
    • Reception Artwork

      Mr. Jago
    • Planning Consultant

    • Environmental Consultant

    • Acoustic Consultant

      Applied Acoustic Design
    • Approved Building Inspector

      BCA (Building Control Approval)
    • Gross Interior Area

      7,343 m2
    • Gross Exterior Area

      8,446 m2
    • Client

    © Jim Stephenson
    © Jim Stephenson

    Text description provided by the architects. The Frames is a bespoke development tailored to small and creative businesses in Shoreditch. The five-story building creates 80,000 sq. ft. of flexible workspace for London’s new and growing companies, providing office and studio units to suit a variety of users, along with shared meeting rooms, break-out areas, tea points, cycle storage, shower facilities, and a café.

    © Jim Stephenson
    © Jim Stephenson
    Ground Floor Plan
    Ground Floor Plan
    © Jim Stephenson
    © Jim Stephenson

    Influenced by the characteristic warehouse vernacular of the surrounding South Shoreditch Conservation Area, the building envelope employs a palette of brick, metal, and glass. Following the curved line of Phipp Street with a series of brick columns punctuated by corten-clad window reveals, the design emphasizes the vertical proportions of the structure.

    © Jim Stephenson
    © Jim Stephenson

    The top two floors of the building are set back and feature twisted dark grey perforated aluminum fins, which reference the historical textile manufacturing history of the neighborhood and provide solar shading.

    © James Balston
    © James Balston
    © James Balston
    © James Balston

    A language of raw materials and finishes continues inside the building, with polished concrete floors, exposed soffits, corten-clad lift cores, and a striking folded steel staircase. An art installation in the reception area by renowned artist Mr. Jago creates a unique double-height mural.

    © Jim Stephenson
    © Jim Stephenson

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    Cite: "The Frames / Squire & Partners" 19 Dec 2018. ArchDaily. Accessed . <> ISSN 0719-8884

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