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Apartment Block
by Coffey Architects

Tim Soar

Coffey Architects has designed a two-storey apartment in London's Clerkenwell, which is covered in thousands of wooden blocks.

Working within a relatively small footprint, the efficiency of the apartment refurbishment was paramount to the project, as well as the materials and craftsmanship.

The apartment was carved out of over 30,000 individually cut and laid cross-sectional blocks of European Oak, creating a contemporary insertion into a Grade II-listed former school classroom.

The blocks playfully nod to the Victorian heritage of the building, yet their meticulous application has created a granular richness resulting in a beautiful, calm and tranquil place to live.

This project has been longlisted in the apartment interior category of Dezeen Awards 2020.

Designer: Coffey Architects
Project: Apartment Block
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