london loft reuses railway arcades by CSRA architects london loft reuses railway arcades by CSRA architects
jul 09, 2013

london loft reuses railway arcades by CSRA architects

london loft reuses railway arcades by CSRA architects
all images courtesy of CSRA architects

 

‘LOL’ – london original loft – by CSRA architects is a proposal for the reuse of viaduct arches into small living units. employing a prefabricated construction system, ‘LOL’ is capable of adapting to any existing arcade dimension. fakro skylight windows, positioned at the top of the facade, provide daylight into the interior, as well as improving privacy. these existing red-brick structures are a common feature under long stretches of railways – many of which have already been re-purposed into small industrial spaces, shops and even some office spaces. ‘LOL’ is a piece of innovative urban regeneration, creating a new living typology within the city.

 

 


fakro skylight windows provide daylight into the interior

 

 

 


typical section

 

 


construction system diagram

 

 


adaptability samples

 

 


typical unit floor plans

 

 

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  • Nice idea

    but how do you get in to the home..no front door. no letter box no number. no services ( electric meters, wast provision )
    no exterior lighting, no provision for keeping the rain off and you dry when entering, and boy does it rain in London..

    brian, ex head of design V&A London.

    brian m griggs says:
  • interesting point with regard to the lack of an entry (osmosis perhaps?)

    I’m thinking about how noisy sleeping in that loft platform would be

    dbkii says:
  • Brian , don’t slander the golden cage

    Florian Baumgartner says:
  • The project was a concept design regarding new concept for Loft space.
    therefore many practical aspects were leave behind in favour of a stronger concept.

    Davide Roth says:

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