Opens the profession of architecture to a wider audience
Knox Bhavan Architects for Simon Knox & Sasha Bhavan
Contract value: £300,000
Cost per m²: £2,055
Stepping inside this former stationery shop you are greeted by a three-storey entry hall accommodating a staircase to the basement and a steel stair up to a mezzanine level meeting room. Every millimetre of space on this small rectangular site has been carefully designed so it works hard and is used effectively.
The facade inspires and delights passersby – every day people gaze into the shop window (office window), stroke the fake grass outside, take photos of the facade or knock on the door to come in and see what’s inside. This building opens up the profession of architecture to a wider audience. Absolutely every aspect of this office design has been thought about, exquisitely crafted and detailed. It provides daily delight to those who see it.