Waugh Thistleton Architects

10 Paul Street 1
10 Paul Street 2
10 Paul Street 3


Hackney, London





RIBA workstages

Concept to Completion

8-10 Paul Street is located in the South Shoreditch Conservation Area. The site was previously occupied by a two storey office block with car parking facilities. Our building replaces this with a six to eight part storey hotel and small bar/restaurant, designed with consideration to the unique urban context of the area.

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Massing sketches


The new hotel draws inspiration from the traditional warehouse and modern city buildings found in proximity to the site and its massing carefully relates to this. The building is divided into distinct volumes, breaking down the overall volume facing Paul Street.

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Rear elevation


The bedrooms are organised around a C-shaped circulation zone creating a south facing courtyard. This external courtyard serves as a communal space for the benefit of hotel residents and public who use the bar and restaurant, with the facade treatment used to create an intimate and inviting space.

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Typical floor plan


A considered range of materials were selected for the facade: patterned tiles and timber windows in the courtyard; brickwork for the taller vertical block; and ceramic tiles cladding the two smaller blocks.

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Materiality study