Christmas Cladding at the Papermill

21st December 2014

Stack’s project to create new a new studio for Sam Robinson Photography is moving along swiftly in the run up to Christmas. After weeks of preparation works, the glass and zinc cladding has suddenly transformed the external appearance and brought much of the project into the ‘inside’ rather than the ‘outside’!

The glazed facades to the top stairwell and the 1st floor meeting room, using the Pilkington Profilit system installed by Reglit, is a beautifully simple glazing system that floods the internal space with light during the day, and glows through the sandblasted finish at night when viewed from the outside. The remaining external cladding is the VM Zinc standing seam system. In Anthracite grey, the zinc contrasts with the glass to give a modern and contemporary slant against the original London Stock brickwork of the Papermill building.

After Christmas, the rear mezzanine structure will be completed and zinc cladding installed prior to the final piece of the external envelope, a 16 square metre glass roof over the rear studio and kitchen, being installed toward the end of January. We are all very much looking forward to getting the whole project enclosed and some heating on for the New Year!

For some much better photographs, head over to the project blog on The Shop studio’s website here.

The Papermill project is due to complete in March 2015, and will provide new office accommodation and shoot locations for Sam Robinson Photography and The Shop Studios.