new school of Architecture and Interior Design was designed
in two sections, the conversion of a two storey Victorian
warehouse to the rear and a new build front building on Holloway
Road, North London.
The front building is a brick clad concrete frame structure
enclosing new studios, lecture hall and exhibition spaces,
ancillary offices and seminar rooms. There is a terrace at
roof level. The rear warehouse contains back up areas, workshops,
laboratories and dark rooms with studio
spaces at first floor.
The ground floor is the ‘shop window’ of the school
with large windows opening onto the main exhibition and lecture
spaces. A new glazed link connects the warehouse to the front
building at the rear. The building was conceived as ‘raw’
construction with all materials left in their natural state
and all details and services exposed to reveal the workings
and construction of the building to the students.
1997 RIAI Regional Award
1997 AAI Commendation