The two storeys that Project Orange have added to the roof of a redundant brick warehouse in Sheffield look like another building stacked on top. The upward extension replaces a pitched roof, creating three duplex studio offices within a powder-coated steel volume that both overlaps and bites through the original brick structure. A new restaurant and bar occupies the double-height warehouse space below, where it benefits from light through the original two-storey-high arched windows.
Beginning its life as a blacksmith’s shop serving the railway in the early 1880s, the original building at No. 40R remained in industrial service for over 120 years – ﬁrst as a smithy, then a horse shed, and most recently as a sculptor’s studio. This succession of use was registered in the shed’s quilted skin of rusted steel panels, insul-brick, barn-board and plywood. | 40_R Laneway House, Toronto | Superkül inc