25 Tanners Hill London, Lewisham Building Design, SE8 Property, Home, Gallery

25 Tanners Hill

Lewisham Home and Gallery Building design by Dow Jones Architects, England, UK

10 Sep 2013

25 Tanners Hill in London

Design: Dow Jones Architects

Home and Gallery in Lewisham

Location: Lewisham, London SE8

This beautifully executed project, in which a humble bicycle workshop has been transformed, as if by alchemy, to create a home and gallery with a richly layered collection of spaces. The architecture is made as much by what is stripped away and revealed as by the elements that are added.

The relationship between exposed plaster, timber walls and a new winder staircase are handled with restraint and confidence. Interior spaces open onto one another with fluidity and the experience is one of space continually unfolding.

Empathy with the Grade II listed structure is evident throughout. The decision to leave uneven timber floors to allow the character and history of the structure to be revealed demonstrates empathy towards the existing building and shrewd budget management.

25 Tanners Hill 25 Tanners Hill by Dow Jones Architects Lewisham Home and Gallery Building 25 Tanners Hill
photos : David Grandorge

25 Tanners Hill London – Building Information

Location: 25 Tanners Hill, Lewisham, South London, England
Architect: Dow Jones Architects
Client: Private
Structural Engineer: Momentum
Contractor: E. Fuller & Son: Fullers (Builders) Ltd
Contract Value: £210,000
Date of completion: Aug 2012
Gross internal area: 180

Lewisham Home and Gallery Building images / information from RIBA

Stephen Lawrence Prize Shortlisted – 10 Sep 2013

Dow Jones Architects

Location: 25 Tanners Hill, London, South East England, UK

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