Dirty House

An old bus garage was converted into a house and studio for two artists. Extremely tight cost constraints required architect, structural engineer and contractor to collaborate closely and devise the most economical solution without compromising the brief. Imposed loads were carefully distributed to avoid underpinning. The penthouse is perched on new steel framing and comprises a lightweight timber stressed skin roof plane on slender steel mullions embedded in the glazed perimeter wall.


Adjaye Associates


Shoreditch, London

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