Feilden Fowles' Studio
by Feilden Fowles Architects
Client Feilden Fowles Architects
Awards RIBA London Award 2017
The jury was delighted to visit this beautifully conceived, contemplative building for Feilden Fowles’ own offices on a ‘meantime’ site, developed in collaboration with an urban farm.
The simple timber frame structure, with manually operated cross-ventilation vents, is an elegant and economical solution to the site and the execution is almost faultless. The jury particularly loved the relationship to the Dan Pearson landscape and the farm and it was clear that it provided a very happy space for the staff of Feilden Fowles Architects.
The jury also commended the procurement of the land for studio space as an innovative and opportunistic bartering structure that compliments the business plan of an SME, where many are struggling to make ends meet with high rents in London.
The studio is part of a wider masterplan that includes an urban farm and a new barn for events. The barn is currently on site and, when completed, the jury feels that the whole complex, as a set of parts, will come together as a really exceptional jewel of a project.
Contractor Miles Builders
Structural Engineers Structure Workshop
Lanscape Architects Dan Pearson
Timber Frame Sub-contractor Timber Workshop
Internal area 138 m²