teatum + teatum: high street teatum + teatum: high street
aug 16, 2012

teatum + teatum: high street

‘high street’ by teatum + teatum, london, UK image © lyndon douglas all images courtesy of teatum + teatum

‘high street’ in an office which infills a leftover service space in london by london-based practice teatum + teatum. at entry level, a large window carves into the storefront to allow pedestrians to interact with the interior work environment. upon entering, positioned 1.3 meters below the sidewalk, visitors descend a stair into a recessed room with a 4-meter tall volume. beyond, a free-standing unit crafted from oriented strand board is partially enclosed with walls of integrated shelving and storage as well as a ceiling plane of the same textured OSB.

above the wooden volume, a mezzanine features an open meeting room. the space is positioned 1.5 meters above the street creating a juxtaposition of datums between the staggered floors. multiple views are offered across the interior producing a range of locations with different experiences.

large window within storefront encourages interaction between pedestrians and the interior image © lyndon douglas

(left) entry (right) room is recessed 1.2 meters below street level images © lyndon douglas

free-standing unit made from oriented strand board image © lyndon douglas

OSB forms the walls and ceiling image © lyndon douglas

walls integrate shelving and storage images © lyndon douglas

(left) bathroom (right) kitchen images © lyndon douglas

(left) shelves (right) mezzanine meeting room images © lyndon douglas

  • I’m sorry, this just looks like every contemporary design cliche rolled into one.

    Mort d'Urban says:
  • Yes, yes…we get it…flakeboard, invisible handrail, empty space…
    Explanatory drawings woulda been nice.

    P.S. designboom can do better

    Chaszr says:
  • @Mort d’Urban

    The perverting of expectation and convention created by lowering the shop-floor level alone, is enough to disqualify your comment.

    douglas montgomery says:
  • 1.3m high staircase with no handrail (because it would spoil the stripped back aesthetic) is a genuine risk to public safety. Not sure if I would enjoy working inside a giant biscuit…

    Charles Boyle says:
  • @Charles Boyle

    and YOU my friend, are definitely an American that is conceptually bound by your code book…its 5 steps.

    GetOverIt says:
  • What a pleasant place to work. It’s simple, clean, attractive and even has a hint of glittery magic 🙂

    Vera says:
  • THIS LOOKS LIKE A BLOODY AMAZING PLACE TO WORK…..Teatum+Teatum I would like to send you my CV. I\’ve seen your other project \”Hidden House\” on Dezeen and its so fresh. Negativity is usually motivated by people wishing they\’d desiged something better than what they see so I guess they say the judge is out until they can provide an example that it more outstanding. Well done T+T, really like this.

    Space+Design+Enthusiast says:
  • And to add…. I would love nothing more than to work inside a giant biscuit…

    Space+Design+Enthusiast says:

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