15 Clerkenwell Close . London

GROUPWORK + Amin Taha . 15 Clerkenwell Close . London (1)

GROUPWORK + Amin Taha Architects . photos: © Timothy Soar . + archdaily

The brief began with a requirement for a loose fit building able to accommodate apartments and offices/studios across column free floors. Enough time was available to investigate context and a number of possible solutions for a replacement building that would sit within the all but vanished boundaries of an C11th limestone Norman abbey. One able to integrate, extract and perhaps make new a broader and better sense of context than that now dominated by late C20th pastiche. Continue reading GROUPWORK + Amin Taha


Amin Taha

Belsham Street . London

Amin Taha . Belsham Street . London (1)

Groupwork + Amin Taha

2 Belsham Street is a mixed use residential and office development in north east Hackney, on a thin strip of land bounded by the Burberry warehouse conversion to its north and an Edwardian
terrace to the south. The site was proposed by the borough’s planning department as ‘difficult and needing an innovative developer’. A high density solution was sought to meet residential criteria and a low tech palette of materials and technologies were combined to allow for viable affordable housing for purchase and a coherent architecture. Continue reading Amin Taha