The Market Building
Related projects: House of Layers, Caroline Place
- Client: The Market Building
- Architect: Holloway Li
- Stonemason: The Stonemasonry Company
- Photography: Agnese Sanvito
- Completion: 2021
- Value: Confidential
- Expertise: Structures
The Market Building is a new experience-led showroom and co-working space situated in London’s Clerkenwell neighbourhood. The space hosts a range of innovators across multiple disciplines, where the highly specialized elements in the showroom were brought to life through a series of close collaborations between the designers and a network of master craftspeople.
In collaboration with The Stonemasonry Company we brought to life a post-tensioned solid stone staircase with a rough quarried edge. Cut off-site from a single block of limestone and then chiselled on-site, the edge profile becomes rougher as it approaches basement floor, as if hewn from the ground itself. With an unreinforced landing, we designed the balustrades with staggered legs allowing really skinny balusters.