Located at the heart of Shoreditch this project includes a gallery area, library, shop, office, studio spaces and roof terrace for the award winning learning/creative network YCN, integrating bespoke office furniture to enable an adaptable and evolving use of the space.
The ground floor is a publicly accessible work and display space defined by irregularly shaped mobile display objects. This kit of parts includes plinths, vitrines, shelves, desks, walls, and steps, providing a variety of display options configurable to the changing needs of YCN’s broad range of contributors and collaborators. Larger pieces can be used to divide the space accommodating a variety of activities, within a single room. These irregular objects fitting together like a jigsaw beneath a chalkboard canvas line which runs the length of the space and is used to announce special offers, or showcase new designers work. A concealed mirrored door leads to the floors above.
At first floor, a grey plywood ribbon forms desk surfaces at a variety of levels and folds up to create vertical displays within door archways. Supported on shuttering plywood plinths and penetrated by readymade grey drawer units where required. Storage and shelving fills walls on both sides, infilling the gaps between the building’s original brickwork chimneys.
72 Rivington Street