This small residential block is situated just off the main drag of Kingsland Road in Shoreditch, east London. The site is narrow but deep calling for a layout with central core and flats back and front. Slightly to the south of the site are a series of simple late Georgian brick buildings with regular openings. This small building follows this regular window grid move but forms it in a lightweight perforated aluminium screen creating a large balcony room overlooking Hackney Road. The space seems protected by the perforated wall which is both solid and transparent. There are nine apartments, two with roof terraces and a small retail unit on the lower floors.
Stephen Marshall Architects