Old Bakery Architects’ Studio in East Dulwich

Old Bakery Architects’ Studio in East Dulwich, Peckham Architecture Office, South London

Old Bakery Architects’ Studio in East Dulwich

Peckham Design Practice, South London, England, UK – design by RDA Architects

16 + 15 Sep 2017

RDA’s new office in East Dulwich

Architects: RDA

Location: 16 Forest Hill Road, East Dulwich, South London, England, UK

The Old Bakery – a new architect’s studio for RDA

RDA’s studio has undergone many transformations in its lifetime. From a bakery in the 1880s, to a dental surgery to an architectural studio. RDA were keen to reflect the buildings history when renovating.

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RDA had researched the buildings past and managed to gain a set of Victorian photographs. This allowed them to create a sensitive design, which acknowledged the past as well as fit within the current streetscape. The timber shopfront sits naturally in the tree lined street.

Old Bakery East Dulwich Architects' Studio

During the build a larger basement was constructed. This gave space for a kitchen, WC, and shower room, encouraging staff to be active and cycle to work. The front of the shop has been designed to be flexible. Movable furniture allows the space to be used as a temporary gallery or yoga studio.

RDA East Dulwich Architecture Office interior

A surprise discovery was the Victorian bakers’ oven. After an archaeological investigation, the oven was exposed and a small office created. Leaving the original brick ceiling uncovered. The rest of the building underwent a major transformation.

RDA East Dulwich Architecture Office

Skylights were added to allow for a greater degree of light to be thrown into the basement. Mechanical Ventilation Heat Recovery systems were installed. The furniture is intentionally simple and functional and although designed on a budget, forms a stunning part of the office.

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The internal environment is monitored for Co2, particulate matters, volatile compounds and general pollution. Allowing us to ensure that our workplace is healthy and comfortable. It also contributes to the transformation of the streetscape helping to regenerate this previously forgotten area of Peckham.

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East Dulwich Architecture Office – Building Information

Architects – RDA Architects
Structural Engineer – CECP Engineers
Contractor – Pawel General Building & VA Build Ltd
Photographer – Timothy Soar

RDA East Dulwich Architecture studio entry

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Address: 16 Forest Hill Rd, East Dulwich, London SE22 0RR, UK
Phone: +44 20 8299 2222

Location:16 Forest Hill Rd, East Dulwich, London SE22 0RR, UK




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