Located in central London, the tower was an architectural remnant of the 19th-century that has long since been untouched until this year.
The modern living space boasts 4 bedrooms, a gym, a rooftop terrace, and a functioning elevator.
It took 8 months to complete.
Evelina Children’s Hospital was the first new children’s hospital to be built in London in more than a century. The hospital was designed with a goal of “making a hospital that didn’t feel like a hospital.” Accomplishing this required hospital designers and staff to create a patient experience that included touchpoints fostering a sense of inspiration and wonder – in addition to healing – for children throughout their stay.
Perhaps the most remarkable touch point of all comes from an unexpected source: the hospital window washers. As part of their contract, Evelina requires that hospital window washers dress up as superheroes while cleaning the hospital windows. Bedridden, sick children delight in seeing Superman, Spiderman and Batman dagling just beyond the glass. The window washers report the superhero visits to Evelina are the highlight of their week.
This airy rooftop apartment located in London’s sought-after area of Shoreditch has been realized by the British practice Tonkin Liu. Built atop an old brick warehouse, the two-story family house boasts six bedrooms, a play area, a living room and a terrace. The house is entered via a bridge that comes from a neighboring building. The lower floor is divided into 5 bedrooms and a play area with a sunken conversation pit. All the rooms open out onto a terrace. The main living space is a tall room on the upper level. In the centre of the space a tower, housing the polycarbonate bathroom, rises up through the structure to bring in light. To the west the master bedroom can be closed off with a giant sliding door. A cantilevered balcony overlooks the city to the south. A spiral staircase leads up to the green roof.