Camden, London, U.K
Residential, Mixed Use
The building is located in the heart of the bustling Camden Town in Camden High Street and consists of a ground floor shop, 2, 3 and 4-bedroom apartments, as well as 2 maisonettes spread on two levels. The site is a long, narrow strip of land that on one side faces Camden High Street and on the other site a mews.
The shop is accessible from the High street, while the entrance to the flats is located at the end of the mews, through a cosy courtyard. The project included the restoration of the ground floor store, the refurbishment and extension of the building above and a brand new building towards the mews, which connects to the existing building through a communal courtyard on the first level.
Known as the White Art Shop, the white building used to belong to a local artist, who was using it as home, an atelier and an art gallery to showcase his paintings.
Surrounded by the extravagant ornamental shops of Camden, Evan created a minimal space, in tune to the techniques, colours and nature of his paintings.
White and off-white colors are used across all surfaces, while the layouts of the flats are linear with large window openings allowing as much daylight as possible.
The design of the apartments blends harmoniously the history of the building, its colourful surroundings and its clean and sleek interiors.