Edgley creates “sandwich” clad studio and rubber home
East London’s Edgley Design has shown off two pioneering projects which perfectly encapsulate the versatility of building cladding in cutting-edge design.
Located in Hackney, East London, the £250,000 Amhurst Road project combines a new two-bed rubber-clad home and a nearby artists studio, which was conceived as a “simple shed with exposed sandwich cladding panels”, reports architectsjournal.co.uk.
Designed to ensure both privacy and security
Both buildings occupy a space which was formerly home to a 164 metre squared workshop, with the house taking the lion’s share of space (129m2) and the 74m2 studio following close behind.
Richard Waite from the Architects’ Journal explained that the Amhurst Road scheme is designed to ensure both privacy and security.
“The few windows which are proposed are carefully orientated to avoid overlooking any neighbours, while making the most of some of the wonderful views out from the site,” he wrote.
He added that security is an issue for the site as it is hidden from view, and accessed only by an alleyway. To deal with this, the properties have no windows on the ground floor, and just a single door each.
The concept for the artists’ studio
According to Edgley Design’s blog (archibabble.blogspot.co.uk), the concept for the artists studio was a simple clad shed. The designers explain that
“the shiny industrial material reflects the working nature of the studio, offset by minimal detailing to give a domestic quality.”
Author: Chris Taylor Date Written: 29 June 2012