Calvin Street awarded Schueco Excellence Award

Chris Dyson Architects have been awarded the Schueco Excellence Award in the category of Residential Development for the Calvin Street apartments in Shoreditch, London.

Judges enjoyed the ‘Tardis-like’ nature of the 600m² warehouse conversion.

‘From the outside, there is little hint of the spacious, light filled properties created by the architect, which has fashioned three luxury apartments, including a copper clad rooftop duplex extension, from the run-down Victorian warehouse.’

According to Project Architect Gideon Purser, the aim was to ‘celebrate the heritage and character of the host building wherever possible’ while bringing in as much natural light as possible. This involved creating a deep internal courtyard with a living wall for the ground floor flat and a terrace for the first floor apartment.

‘The client was interested in creating generous, bright spaces out of a challenging deep plan, and had a strong interest in details, fittings and sympathetic materials,’ he said, adding that securing planning permission had been a considerable hurdle given its location in a conservation area.

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