Theis and Khan Architects designed the beautiful sophisticated house design for themselves in East London – this maximizing space and light by climbing vertically. Called Batemans Row, the building houses the firm’s studio on the first floor, with a gallery and further offices in the ground floor and basement. The scheme maximises space and light by climbing vertically in distinct phases over five floors, introducing wide expanses of flush-fixed glazing and a contemporary smooth finish that alternates with rough and robust edges at the ground that respond to its industrial origins and local setting.
The internally exposed concrete structure acts as a thermal store, combined with a highly insulated envelope and natural ventilation. Solar panels supplement hot water provision.