Blog/Minimal Warehouse Conversion In London

minimalist living room scheme in a converted london warehouse by paper house project

Paper House Project has converted this derelict East London warehouse into a light-filled home.


minimal industrial interior features in defoe house by paper house project
The double-height space features a minimalist interior scheme.



The founder of Paper House Project has converted a "dilapidated and landlocked" warehouse in East London into a remarkable, light-filled home with minimalist interior.

The project, known as Defoe Road, has been described by the architect as a complex renovation with major structural interventions made so as to open up the interior and add light whilst creating a practical, modern space.

Reduced access required the use of lightweight materials, many of which were required to be fabricated off-site. Bespoke steel trusses were designed to support a new slate roof. New window openings were created within original brick.

Inside, the double height space an open-plan, two bedroom house is revealed over two floors. A modern industrial aesthetic references the building’s heritage.

Styling by Emma Archer | Photography by Rory Gardiner

living room and pale timber staircase in defoe house by paper house project

Steel-framed windows were inserted into the brick shell of the existing building. 


minimal industrial kitchen scheme in a east london warehouse conversion

A white, pared back scheme is defined with black metal detailing. Polished concrete flooring references the building's industrial heritage.


living room interior in an east london warehouse conversion by paper house project

A fluted timber wall divides space without blocking natural light.