Waugh Thistleton Architects, 2023
74 Rivington Street, EC2A 3AY
Architect led tours
The Black & White Building sits on the site of a seasoning shed used for carpentry timber drying in the Victorian era. Acquired by TOG in 2013, the 10,000 square foot space was small and unsustainable.
A statement of sustainable design principals, The Black & White Building is Central London’s tallest mass timber office.
Traditional construction materials including iron, steel and cement contribute around 10 percent of global greenhouse gas emissions.
The Black & White Building is assembled almost entirely from sustainable mass timber, reducing embodied carbon creation by 37 percent in comparison to a concrete structure of the same size.
Embodied carbon is the CO2 produced during the building’s creation – including the extraction and manufacturing the of raw materials, the construction, and eventually the deconstruction.
Building with timber is one of the most sustainable methods of construction, reducing our use of polluting high-energy materials – a key method in fighting global warming.
civic, art in the public realm, community/cultural, entertainment, mixed use, theatre, concert/performance space
Once one of the grandest civic buildings in London and now a great arts venue, the Grade II listed Shoreditch Town Hall boasts many spaces, from the Victorian grandeur of the Assembly Hall to the intimate warren of untouched basement rooms.
Caesar Augustus Long, 1866
The redevelopment of a former furniture warehouse in Hackney. Using CLT and glulam, the existing building has been extended to include a new building over the yard as well as a new office space on the top floor of the main building.
Ian Chalk Architects, 2021
Guided tour / Walking Tour
Over the last 13 years, the 150-year-old school has reused and built upon its existing campus to provide new, state-of-the-art facilities. See how new architecture can sit with heritage buildings to create something completely new.
How can architecture help us to understand a world in flux? We can use buildings as markers of change, seeing the impact of global economic shifts on local streets, the rise and fall of public housing, and the march of 'gentrification'.
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