OLD SOUTHWALK STUDIOS
Sculpter’s house, artists studios and residential apartments, London Bridge.
Working alongside The Howse Wallis Partnership, this was a two-phase scheme for a private developer set on a quiet side street near London Bridge.
The first phase consisted of a four-storey townhouse with ground floor sculpter’s studio followed by a second phase consisting of artist’s studio spaces, two two-bedroom apartments and a three-bedroom duplex penthouse apartment.
The site was tight and its situation, nestled in amongst a series of other warehouses, created complicated challenges in terms of rights of light, party wall issues, fire escape and general construction logistics.
Given the limited building footprints, the two steel frame buildings were designed with careful consideration with regards to natural light and aspect. They were finished in white render, polished-tile facade-cladding and featured teak sun-shade louvres and slimline aluminium floor to ceiling glazed windows and doors. Internal materials were a mix of natural and industrial finishes with crisp detailing and well-considered fixtures and fittings.
Building Type: Residential apartment buildings
Location: London Bridge
Status: Built project phases completed in 2015 and 2017
Photos courtesy of The Howse Wallis Partnership