Bateman’s Row, East London House, Image, Architect, Hoxton Property Design
Bateman’s Row, London
Hoxton Home, England – design by Theis and Khan, architects
Exquisite private East London house, well worth a visit to marvel at the balanced facades and delightful detailing. Located one block south of Rivington Place and near the White Cube Gallery, three good quality contemporary buildings in the Hoxton area.
2 Oct 2010
Bateman’s Row – Award
RIBA Manser Medal 2010 Shortlist
RIBA Manser Medal 2010
22 Jul 2010
Bateman’s Row shortlisted for Stirling Prize
28 May 2010
Photos: Nick Kane
Architects: Theis and Khan
Designed by and for Theis and Khan, the scheme is a highly contemporary, yet contextual building that maximises accommodation for both commercial and residential units at a tight site in a popular part of East London. It provides several lettable units – making the scheme viable from the start – and is an architects office and family home at its top complete with a green roof, providing stunning views of the city.
The scheme maximises space and light by climbing vertically in distinct phases over five floors, introducing wide expanses of flush-fixed glazing and a contemporary smooth finish that alternates with rough and robust edges at the ground that respond to its industrial origins and local setting.
The internally exposed concrete structure acts as a thermal store, combined with a highly insulated envelope and natural ventilation. Solar panels supplement hot water provision.
Bateman’s Row has been awarded an RIBA London Award 2010 and RIBA London Building of the Year Award 2010.
Bateman’s Row – Building Information
Client: Soraya Khan and Patrick Theis
Contractor: Silver Interiors Design and Build
Structural Engineer: FJ Samuely and Partners
Architect: Theis and Khan Architects
Groundwork Contractor: ECS Groundwork
Quantity Surveyor: Stephen Cuddy
Gross internal area: 867 sqm
Bateman’s Row images / information from Theis and Khan, Architects
Bateman’s Row – RIBA Information
This is an ambitious and complex building achieved on and maximising an unprepossessing urban site. It is a clever development by an architect-client couple for a mix of uses including their home and office. It is on five floors over a basement and completely fills its corner site. The mix includes four dwellings: the house over three floors, three small flats, the architects’ own studio on the first floor and an Art Gallery on the ground and basement. In section the scheme skilfully adjusts the floor heights, creating taller spaces for the gallery, the studio and the principle living space.
Organisationally a complex brief has been dealt with to provide a clear and simple set of complimentary uses, each of which works well on its own and as a whole.
The top floor apartment is accessed via a dual entry lift, which connects directly into the living space as well as by a castle-like spiral stair. The studio and Gallery and the other two flats have separate stairs and entrances from the street, but are connected by the same lift.
The building is an impressive achievement and has taken ten years to realise.
The architects have found a way of developing a tight, difficult site in a way that is both spatially and aesthetically rich. It is a relevant piece of city-making that is ordinary in its programme yet is executed with extraordinary care and judgement. Bateman’s Mews is adaptable to reuse over time as needs change: not just the separation of the kid’s (2nd) floor as a separate flat with its own entrance door but one could imagine the first floor office being converted into a flat or the ground and basement into retail or office accommodation. This is the kind of building London – and a depressed market – both need a lot more of.
Bateman’s Row images / information from Theis and Khan
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