Studioshaw inserts modern interventions into co-working space Kindred in London

Kindred co-working space library, London, UK
The co-working space and library on the second floor is furnished with bespoke furniture, the space anchored by tall Georgian windows
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Co-working spaces are evolving, and designers are going to increasing lengths to integrate homey comforts and rituals into what was once a warren of badly lit cubicles.

The latest iteration to catch our eye is Kindred, this time self-styled more extravagantly as a creative community space. London-based architecture firm Studioshaw has retrofitted the 18th-century, Grade II-listed Bradmore House in Hammersmith into a modern three-storey complex where a 7,500 sq ft plan houses a co-working space, bar, restaurant, and private rooms on the top floor for yoga, meditation and more mundane meetings.

The original bones of the building – not least the restoration of the tall Georgian windows, a listed panel room that came from the Geffrye Museum in 2001, period panels and cornices, and beautifully aged timber – feature strongly in the interior design. Collectively, these form a handsome backdrop for the light modern interventions of brass details, furniture by Hay, and a sculptural kinetic chandelier comprising 70 long brass stems in perpetual movement like fluttering autumn leaves. Amidst such aesthetic distractions, we wonder that anyone gets any work done.

Kindred co-working space private dining room, London, UK

The cosy members-only private dining room is one of several rooms on the second floor that can be reconfigured for yoga, meditation and meetings

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Kindred co-working space restaurant, London, UK

The restaurant on the first floor adjoins a co-working space that is crowned by ‘Flicker’, a kinetic brass chandelier designed by Umut Yamac and manufactured by Matter of Stuff

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Kindred co-working space Hay furniture, London, UK

Detail of the co-working space on the first floor which features brass detailing and furniture by Hay

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Kindred co-working space members-only lounge, London, UK

The second floor members-only lounge showcases the strong bones of Bradmore House, a three-storey, 18th-century, Grade II-listed pil

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Kindred co-working space The Cellar bar, London, UK

The Cellar on Kindred’s ground floor is an in-house bar that’s open to the public, part of Studioshaw’s efforts to encourage community building

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In-house bar, The Cellar showcases Studioshaw’s design scheme to incorporate bespoke furniture pieces for differing co-working and dining needs

In-house bar, The Cellar showcases Studioshaw’s design scheme to incorporate bespoke furniture pieces for differing co-working and dining needs

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Bradmore House
Queen Caroline Street


Daven Wu is the Singapore Editor at Wallpaper*. A former corporate lawyer, he has been covering Singapore and the neighbouring South-East Asian region since 1999, writing extensively about architecture, design, and travel for both the magazine and website. He is also the City Editor for the Phaidon Wallpaper* City Guide to Singapore.