Coffey Architects’ latest project featured on Dezeen

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Coffey Architect’s latest completed project, a 36,000+ sq ft commercial building in London’s King’s Cross, has been featured on Dezeen.

Coffey Architects recalls industrial “found spaces” for King’s Cross office block

UK studio Coffey Architects has created an office block at 22 Handyside Street that aims to recreate the feel of the former industrial spaces in King’s Cross, London.

Built as part of the development of the King’s Cross area of London, the office block completes a row of buildings that contains the pink R7 building designed by Morris + Company and Fumihiko Maki’s Aga Khan Centre.

Coffey Architects derived the form of the three-storey office block from the grade II-listed mainline and underground railway tunnels that lead to the nearby station, which the building stands directly above.

The structural grid, combined with a desire to allow daylight into the building, lead the studio to align the building diagonally with a series of pitched roofs running between the two streets on the corner site.

These pitched roofs create distinctive rooflines on the block’s two street-facing facades and help mark the office as a landmark building at the edge of the King’s Cross development.

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