Brick Studio

New-build private house, East London

Design: Cassion Castle Architects

Occupying a very small plot the building is a studio for a product designer. Due to the rugged environment of the street, we decided to employ a ‘stealth’ tactic and create an anonymous exterior. With this in mind, the external envelope seamlessly continues the brickwork of the adjacent buildings. On second glance one realises that this building is in fact something different from its neighbours: the bricks have been laid with intermittent gaps in an uneven scatter. On entering the front door one is surprised to discover that you are in a 'vertical coutyard' within the brick envelope but still in the open air.