Hop Studios, London
Also on London’s South Bank is Hop Studios—a former warehouse that Mirus Homes is transforming into three two-bedroom apartments and a penthouse. The original building dates from 1887, with a façade made up of several types of London stock brick—a reflection of its Victorian history as the hop warehouse. Mirus Homes chose to preserve this unique aspect of the building’s design: “We’re restoring this original character by exposing sections of the quality brickwork in the new apartments,” says Charlie Rosier from Blackfish, which is working with Mirus Homes to sell the apartments. The façade itself will also be restored.
Internally, contemporary design elements created by DH Liberty and Atelier Chang in collaboration with PHD Associates—who ensured the origins of the building were carefully maintained— will act as a counterpoint to the historical features. “It’s always a fine balance between exploiting the history and texture of a building [like this] and ensuring it’s not harmed by the change of use,” says Simon Howard-Dobson of PHD Associates. “Wherever possible, we look for opportunities to enhance its character by removing or adapting previous alterations or by carrying out repairs.”
this page (FROM TOP) HOP STUDIOS’ APARTMENTS WILL FEATURE CONTEMPORARY TOUCHES THAT WILL MATCH WITH THE HISTORICAL FEATURES; THE FACADE IS MADE UP OF SEVERAL TYPES OF LONDON STOCK BRICK 本頁由上至下Hop Studios的公寓新舊兼具；門面由多種當地普通磚製成