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Threefold completes East London house and gallery

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Threefold has transformed this Victorian workshop in East London into a gallery and house


Sitting on the Roman Road, the brief for the narrow site called for ‘a dynamic new gallery for contemporary art that was connected to the curator’s house and garden’.

The north London-based practice’s proposal knitted together a Victorian workshop and a 20th century former commercial space which fronted onto the main street.

A new black brick-clad extension connects the main building to a sculpture courtyard which is surrounded by reclaimed walls and corten metal panels.

The gallery is located in the space’s former shop unit which has been reconfigured to create a double-height space.

The house forms an extension to the gallery allowing the space to be opened up onto the open-plan kitchen and dining room via sliding doors.

Ground floor plan

Gallery House by Threefold

Gallery House by Threefold

First floor plan

Gallery House by Threefold

Gallery House by Threefold


Gallery House by Threefold

Gallery House by Threefold

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  • I first saw a door dressed up as brick or tilework in the base of Stirling and Gowan's Leicester Engineering Building - exotic, but it made good sense in preserving the apparently solid mass of the building's base
    Over the years the desire to hide not only doors but structural support over openings behind a brick or tile skin seems to have become a fashion and sometimes just a fad. Is it now a gimmick?

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