The Cooperage, Clerkenwell

Clarity and architectural expression along with warmth and comfor

The Cooperage, Clerkenwell by Chris Dyson Architects.
The Cooperage, Clerkenwell by Chris Dyson Architects. Credit: Peter Landers

Chris Dyson Architects for private client    

Contract value: Confidential

GIA: 490m²

The Cooperage, a 1900s industrial building, was unsympathetically converted to residential use in the 1990s. The interior has now been cut and crafted to allow light into the glass-roofed dining area. A simple stair links all the complex volumes, including a triple height living space, arriving at the ground floor on a dramatic suspended concrete landing. 

 
  • The Cooperage, Clerkenwell by Chris Dyson Architects.
    The Cooperage, Clerkenwell by Chris Dyson Architects. Credit: Peter Landers
  • The Cooperage, Clerkenwell by Chris Dyson Architects.
    The Cooperage, Clerkenwell by Chris Dyson Architects. Credit: Peter Landers
  • The Cooperage, Clerkenwell by Chris Dyson Architects.
    The Cooperage, Clerkenwell by Chris Dyson Architects. Credit: Peter Landers
  • The Cooperage, Clerkenwell by Chris Dyson Architects.
    The Cooperage, Clerkenwell by Chris Dyson Architects. Credit: Peter Landers
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The jury was impressed by the engagement of the family with the various spaces, including the large volumes for living, well-considered bedroom layouts, and terraces with rooftop views. The finishes are excellent, with a combination of concrete, black steel and exposed brickwork providing clarity and architectural expression along with warmth and comfort.


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