Martine Hamilton Knight||||||With views overlooking the Peak District, the glazed northern elevation maximises the use of natural light|The building’s stainless steel southern facade shields the building from the noise of the street|The steel that wraps around one side of the building, and then over the roof, is a nod to the area’s industrial past|The studio floors have a maximum width of 16 metres, to enable effective natural ventilation|The glazed staircase sits outside of the building’s main structure, overhanging the canal||
21 Oct 2009

Architecture firm BDP’s Manchester HQ

Words by James McLachlan

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