Archway Studios is a gorgeous architectural project in London.
Archway Studios in London, designed by Undercurrent Architects is a remarkable architectural project. The building is a three story, dual use residence and work space, surrounding a 19th century railway viaduct.
The architect's website states “The building’s unique design and appearance helps it to stand out even when dwarfed by inner-city neighbors. As one of 10,000 arches that dissect neighborhoods across London, it is a model that can be adapted for broad community benefit and regeneration".
While the outside appears to be a rusted, weathered arch, the indoor surroundings are something quite different. The studio is set into the arch, so the space spans upwards, rather than sprawling outwards, creating a loft-like approach.
Spiral staircases and old-fashioned, ladder like stairs take dwellers through each floor in style. Sky-lights fill the studio with natural light and give the space a modern feel.
The building was very susceptible to noise and vibration, so the arch was lined with an independent casing, the building ‘suspended on a rubber foundation’ and multiple layers of sound dampeners installed.