Open House Festival

Schindel House + Studio

art studio

Archer + Braun, 2023

16 Eatington Road, E10 6EA

Schindel studio is a shingle clad, purpose built, sustainable artist's studio in Leytonstone, East London, for the landscape painter Amelia Humber.

Getting there


Walthamstow Central


Leyton Midland Road, Wood Street


20, 230, 257, 357, 56, W12, W15, W19



Create a free visitor account to book festival tickets

Drop in activities

Sat 14 Sep


Drop in: Open Day

Sun 15 Sep


Drop in: Open Day



The ambition for the studio was to both construct and run it using the latest sustainable materials and technologies. Rather than pour concrete which is environmentally problematic, screw piles were used for the foundations, and the walls, roof and floor structure are built from timber frame. Instead of specifying standard petrochemical insulation that is widely available for the studio’s thermal envelope, the walls and roof were specified to be entirely breathable, using insulation made from both wood fibre and recycled denim from the fashion industry. There were also no plastic waterproofing membranes used in the build. There will be samples of the insulation products available and the architect will be on site to discuss their first hand experience using these materials and technologies.


Schindel Studio is the workspace of the landscape painter Amelia Humber. Amelia's oil paintings strive to relay the atmosphere and emotion of the landscape through a personal and momentary experience. They contain the ideas of capturing those immediate feelings of drama in a continuously changing landscape, and her work will be on display in the studio.

Extension + Refurbishment

The house is an Edwardian 4 bed that has been refurbished and extended to suit contemporary living. It showcases what our practice is currently into - unique, natural + sustainable materials, calming and reflective spaces with a connection to nature, and unexpected spaces in a domestic environment. There are several features to explore; a kitchen within a vaulted timber shingle clad extension (with a large picture window, restaurant style bench seating and bold marble), and a hidden sunken bathroom facing a private micro courtyard with plants.

Online presence


Back to top of page