Yardhouse is a much-admired building by the Turner Prize-winning collective Assemble. Originally built as the practice’s workspace in east London, it has recently been disassembled and put into storage, awaiting its new owner. This is an exciting chance to purchase a flexible and substantial structure that would suit a wide variety of uses. Transportation and re-erection of the building within the UK can be arranged, subject to additional fees.
Yardhouse is a modular two-storey, three-bay structure, with a square plan measuring 12m x 12m. The gross internal area is approximately 250 sq m. Assemble configured it with a three-aisle layout, where studios lined the edges and the centre became a double-height atrium. In theory, the new owner could reinstate the same layout, or adapt it suit to their own needs.
The building has a barn-like timber frame enclosed with an off-the-shelf Kingspan insulated cladding system. The front façade is hung with beautiful handmade concrete tiles in a variety of pastel colours, giving it a distinct identity.
Lighting and some electrical fittings are included in the sale. Please note that parts of the building have suffered from wear and tear, and others were damaged during the dismantling process. Assemble have provided us with a condition report, which is available on request. Interested parties are advised to contact us to arrange an inspection of the building’s component parts, which are being stored in south-east London.
The architects conceived the project to demonstrate how plots with short-term vacancies can be used to provide temporary workplaces, which can be demounted and reassembled elsewhere at the end of the tenancy. It was always intended to be transferable to other sites and contexts.
Following its completion in 2014, Yardhouse was featured in numerous publications, including the New York Times and Domus. Assemble have since carried out a number of other innovative projects, notably the transformation of the previously neglected Granby Street in Liverpool. This led to their extraordinary Turner Prize victory in 2015, the first time that an architecture practice has claimed the most prestigious award in British art.
Please note that all areas, measurements and distances given in these particulars are approximate and rounded. The text, photographs and floor plans are for general guidance only. The Modern House has not tested any services, appliances or specific fittings — prospective purchasers are advised to inspect the property themselves. All fixtures, fittings and furniture not specifically itemised within these particulars are deemed removable by the vendor.