Alex Monroe Workshop, Tower Bridge

Successful collaboration between enlightened client and skilful architect

Alex Monroe Workshop
Alex Monroe Workshop Credit: Luca Miserocchi

DSDHA for Alex Monroe
Contract value: Confidential
GIA: 200 m²

This is the second appointment by the same client to create a new studio for the jeweller near Tower Bridge. The project is the result of a successful collaboration between an enlightened client and very skilful architect.

  • Alex Monroe Workshop
    Alex Monroe Workshop Credit: Luca Miserocchi
  • Alex Monroe Workshop
    Alex Monroe Workshop Credit: Luca Miserocchi
  • Alex Monroe Workshop
    Alex Monroe Workshop Credit: Luca Miserocchi
  • Alex Monroe Workshop
    Alex Monroe Workshop Credit: Luca Miserocchi
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The facade is protected by a wrapping of horizontal Corten slats which recalls the composition and articulation of the surrounding streetscape, characterised by the steel security shutters pulled over shopfronts at the end of the day. However, glimpses of life and work can be  clearly observed through the gaps and then the large internal windows. Internally the building is clad in timber with a simple steel staircase close to the front elevation. The new building is a delightful rough jewel, with a distinguished presence, despite a width of only 4.5 m in a wide road which does not have a very specific character.

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