Bateman's Row

London studio Theis and Khan Architects have completed their own home and studio in east London. Caled Bateman's 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 second, third and fourth floors contain four residential units. Interiors feature exposed concrete walls and columns, while the facade is clad in dark brickwork at at street level in contrast with a yellow-coloured Danish brick on the upper floors. Photographs are by Nick Kane. Here’s some information from the architects:
Patrick Theis and Soraya Khan are married and have an architectural practice Theis and Khan. In 2000 they bought a 200sqm two-storey industrial building in Shoreditch and initially the first floor was used for their practice offices. The redevelopment brief was to create a mixed-use building, half commercial and half residential, comprising three floors of commercial space, with four residential units. The first floor commercial unit accommodates Theis and Khan’s office and the residential unit on second, third and fourth floor is their family home. A second commercial unit on ground and basement is now an art gallery. There are two further studio flats and a one-bedroom flat within the development. The site lay on the corner of Bateman’s Row and French Place and was not within the South Shoreditch Conservation area. A car park formed part of the site and had two illegal windows opening onto it belonging to a neighbouring building. Extensive party wall negotiations began in 2005 in order to allow these windows to be blocked before the planning submission could be made. The cl...


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