Warehouse Home Issue Two, Published June 2015
“When my husband and I bought our warehouse home in South East London, we had been drawn to the unique heritage and character of the building, but we knew very little about the local area. In the following months, we discovered a number of unique and unusual enterprises in our quiet corner of the capital. Several make an appearance in this issue.A short walk west along the river is one of my favourite buildings, the former Bankside Power Station – now Tate Modern. Given the tremendous success of this industrial conversion it’s remarkable that it stood derelict for almost 20 years and faced demolition. Pioneering architects Herzog & de Meuron are now on site at Tate Modern again, realising an ambitious extension to their original scheme. We learn more about their vision for the monolithic power station on pages 6-7. On a smaller scale, our new neighbours The Shipping Press inspired us to explore other creative initiatives in the UK based in cargo containers (pages 8-9). You’ll spot the influence of ‘cargotecture’ elsewhere in the issue too. Since the launch of Warehouse Home last year, we’ve received emails from readers all over the country and much further afield. From Liverpool to London, Canada to China, the feedback to Warehouse Home has been overwhelmingly positive. Wherever you live and whatever your style, we’ve worked tirelessly to source original ideas and inspiration for your home. We’re also thrilled to be launching our debut design collection (pages 4-5), created exclusively with warehouse homes in mind.”
– Sophie Bush (Founder & Editor, Warehouse Home)
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