Gazzano House, Clerkenwell, London

Amin Taha
Date Built
Farringdon Road and Topham Street
The Akt-uk website reports that the architect Amin Taha spotted the single-storey deli of the Gazzano family and realized the potential for adding residential space above the shop.  The architect's website says that the exterior of the building. that is clad in Cor-Ten steel, "... is characterised by clarity of detail, with the solidity of the envelope progressively broken down and peeled back to penetrate and reveal the inhabited spaces.  .... Weathering will furthere suggest an empathetic relationship between the building and its neighbours."