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2001 – 2002


Private House

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Chance Street
E1 6JT London
United Kingdom

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Article last edited by Bostjan on
January 03rd, 2017

Dirty House Change this

London, United Kingdom
by David Adjaye, Adjaye Associates Change this
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Dirty House is a black-painted art studio and apartment building in Shoreditch with a brightly illuminated roof designed by Adjaye Associates in 2002.

The building is a 1930's warehouse which has been converted to a private residence. The original windows on the ground floor appear to be sealed up but are actually a flush mirrored glass to ensure privacy. While on the top floor a parapet wall conceals the windows for the apartment.

The architect removed interior columns and the first level of the store to create a double height volume for the artists. The chosen materials were industrial, including concrete worktops in the kitchen.


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