Emil Eve Architects

Emil Eve Architects

51 Regent Studios
5th Floor
8 Andrews Road

London, E8 4QN

+44 (0)20 8058 0515


Emil Eve Architects

St John Street

"I was impressed by the light touch interventions which gave the warehouse apartment a new identity. The project stands as an example for continued use of a long-lasting, but carbon intensive brick and concrete structure supported by high quality timber interiors.” 

Jonas Lencer,
Wood Awards 2021

A sensitive remodelling of a Victorian warehouse apartment in Clerkenwell. The design juxtaposes historic texture with contemporary interventions to create a rich and layered dwelling. 

The apartment is on the 2nd floor of a large brick building which fronts St John Street, with its high-end furniture showrooms and cafes.

Acquired as a large empty shell, the space consisted of an industrial palette of exposed brickwork walls and columns and board-marked concrete ceiling slab. 

Our clients' brief was to reimagine the apartment as a warm, inviting home while retaining the industrial character of the building. We responded by creating a series of contemporary interventions that are distinct from the existing building fabric. Each intervention contains a new domestic room: library, dressing room, bathroom, ensuite and pantry.  These spaces are conceived as independent elements, lined with bespoke timber joinery and ceramic tiling to create a distinctive atmosphere and identity to each. 

Joinery: Harbour Joinery Workshop
Photography: Mariell Lind Hansen

The Wall Street Journal
The Modern House

RIBA London Awards 2022: Winner
Wood Awards 2021: Winner


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