201 Portland Road

Energy-saving improvements

Location

201 Portland Road
Hove
Brighton And Hove
BN3 5JA

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Opening times

17 - 25 Oct 2015
1-5pm Saturday 24 October
1-5pm Sunday 25 Ocotber

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Claire is a magpie of the design world whose studio specialises in creating interesting, ethical interiors and landscapes. Often this is by finding unwanted objects - reinventing and reusing them in inventive ways.

Her studio space itself is an exercise in recycling, having been converted from a former disused public convenience. The brick building has been refitted as office space, with three new FSC timber windows on the south face and huge, refurbished lantern lights that let in natural light and warmth from the sun.

Fittings throughout and many of the building materials are recycled or reclaimed, including beautiful parquet flooring, 1940s cabinetry reused in the kitchen, vintage industrial lighting and glazing reclaimed from other studio projects. Similarly, office furniture includes a gym horse converted to a table and bench, trestle tables rescued from a skip and a vintage architect’s drawing table.

The interior features masses of plants to soften the industrial appearance and to clean the air, and raised beds have been created in the front garden of the studio, featuring fruit trees, herbs and fragrant plants to encourage biodiversity.

BUSES 2, 46, 49 (to Coleman Avenue) TRAIN Portslade (15 min walk or bus 46/49)

Location

201 Portland Road
Hove
Brighton And Hove
BN3 5JA

View on map

Opening times

17 - 25 Oct 2015
1-5pm Saturday 24 October
1-5pm Sunday 25 Ocotber

This event has now finished.

Just turn up

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