https://sites.google.com/a/scottbattyarchitect.com/draft-site/non-residential/woodbridge-st
https://sites.google.com/a/scottbattyarchitect.com/draft-site/httpssitesgooglecomascottbattyarchitectcomdraft-siteproject-1hooksands/langland-gardens
2009 Hat Factory,Herts



 
This formerly derelict St Albans Hat Factory, dating from 1825, has been converted into 8 modern loft apartments. 
The section has been changed from 3 floors to 4, each floor is served by a central staircase. The roof space houses 2 one-bedroom flats.
A new side entrance has been positioned between private gardens and a communal decked area. It is marked by a huge hat totem.
Changed from a ‘place to work’ to a ‘place to live’ the architecture draws on the historical use of the building as a Hat Factory, and themes of plaiting and weaving are reflected in the materials used.

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Scott Batty,
Apr 19, 2013, 5:54 AM