Huckletree Kensington by Material Works: London’s new co-working space designed with vibrant hues and a sustainable ethos.

Drawing on a rich variety of textures, shapes, and finishes, Huckletree Kensington by Material Works offers both a vivid and inviting workplace, with sustainable design ingrained throughout.

Breathing new life into an existing office building, Material Works has created a vibrant and uplifting shared workspace, offering zones for collaboration, interaction and creativity to accommodate a diverse range of working patterns, with the ground and top floors devoid of desks.

At ground level, users can find both traditional meeting rooms and touch-down work settings, as well as a barista station. The upper-floor is modelled around a member's bar, with banquette seating and sliding partitions arranged to create varying levels of intimacy, from a corner snug to the open roof terrace.

Materials have been thoughtfully chosen for their minimal embodied energy and commitment to cradle-to-cradle life cycles. Recycled plastics are used throughout to create work-tops and joinery alongside natural wood, wool and timbers in dyed finishes. New flooring and fabrics are 100% closed-loop recyclable and low carbon graphene-based paints were used across the space. As a result, the project achieved the maximum gold rating SKA sustainability certification.

Huckletree Kensington has also put a large emphasis on occupant wellness throughout the scheme, utilising natural, non-toxic materials and finishes. An abundance of greenery further improves air-quality, enhanced by air quality sensors that provide live data to inform ventilation requirements.

Based in Hackney, Material Works is an architecture studio committed to crafting uplifting environments for its clients. Working on a range of sectors - from private residencies to large scale commercial retrofits - it strives to always balance aesthetic qualities with purpose driven design.

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