Repurposing a Victorian furniture factory in the London Borough of Camden, pH+ Architects has created a 10,500-sq-ft office that combines the existing building’s architectural heritage with the growing need for creative workspace in the borough.
A two-storey warehouse on the riverfront of London Docks has been converted into sustainable studio space by architecture practice JTP. In designing its own office, the practice was able to put the health and wellbeing of its staff and the existing building at the heart of the design.
Berlin-based practice LXSY Architekten completed the restoration and adaptation of a former post office building in the city’s Kreuzberg quarter; an area which became a place for ‘creatives’ following the second world war. The architect has converted the listed building, constructed in the 1920s, into a co-working and event space for Spielfeld Digital Hub.
Named Dr. Atl 285, the 3,600 sq m project takes advantage of the existing building’s geometric layout of reinforced‐concrete columns by breaking the floor plates into 35 open‐plan apartments.
The so called ‘Bilbao effect’ has been extensively covered in academic writing and by journalists. This essay – a sample of a longer piece – instead explores the building’s historic significance to the region, and the North East’s need for a new post-industrial identity, as well as examining the method of conversion to determine the success of BALTIC as an act of adaptive reuse and to identify its role in the redevelopment of Tyneside.