Dyson House, Studio and Gallery

Dyson House, Studio and Gallery
  • Sectors:
     Listed Buildings
     Mixed Use & Arts
     Residential
  • Year: 2007
  • Client: Dyson Family

“It was actually a pretty ugly building when we bought it” – Chris Dyson

This Spitalfields house of 1719 had, in its early years, been home to a clergyman. This Grade II listed house was bought by the Dyson family in 2005. It had most recently been a catering school which had closed following a fire. In the mid-19th Century the garden was covered by a single storey workshop.

The challenge was to replace the bad, to repair the damaged, and to create a home, an office and a gallery.

The front façade, rebuilt in a utilitarian idiom in the mid-20th Century was rebuilt to match how it may have been in 1719. A new space for the household kitchen was built on the roof – mimicking the area’s weavers’ lofts. Replica panelling and other details were introduced in rooms where they had been lost.

The work was commended in the Georgian Groups Architectural Awards, 2008

Dyson House, Studio and Gallery - Chris Dyson Architects
Dyson House, Studio and Gallery - Chris Dyson Architects
Dyson House, Studio and Gallery - Chris Dyson Architects
Dyson House, Studio and Gallery - Chris Dyson Architects
Dyson House, Studio and Gallery - Chris Dyson Architects

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