The blog of Simon Kennedy, Architectural Photographer based in London.

This new rehearsal building was completed by London-based Reed Watts Architects, with the intention of allowing the theatre to bring all of its production facilities on to its site in Regents Park, London, for the first time. As well as a large, double-height rehearsal space, the design includes a green room, offices and kitchen facilities. The structure is lightweight to avoid damaging tree roots on the site, and is made from cross-laminated timber. The cladding is of dark stained larch over which planting is encouraged to grow, increasing the magical feeling of the site.

Design is by Reed Watts Architects, London, 01 of 11.
Design is by Reed Watts Architects, London, 01 of 11.

Facade opens to reveal signage and a bar, 02 of 11.
Facade opens to reveal signage and a bar, 02 of 11.

Context of the Regents Park Open Air Theatre, 03 of 11.
Context of the Regents Park Open Air Theatre, 03 of 11.

London architectural photographer, 04 of 11.
London architectural photographer, 04 of 11.

Interior flexible rehearsal space, 05 of 11.
Interior flexible rehearsal space, 05 of 11.

Interior photograph showing grey acoustic panelling and poured floor, 06 of 11.
Interior photograph showing grey acoustic panelling and poured floor, 06 of 11.

Controlled, subtle material palette, 07 of 11.
Controlled, subtle material palette, 07 of 11.

Stair featuring structural SIPS panels and black steel handrail, 08 of 11.
Stair featuring structural SIPS panels and black steel handrail, 08 of 11.

London interior architectural photographer, 09 of 11.
London interior architectural photographer, 09 of 11.

The exterior facade is almost entirely hidden by trees, 10 of 11.
The exterior facade is almost entirely hidden by trees, 10 of 11.

Windows vs trees - exterior shot, 11 of 11.
Windows vs trees – exterior shot, 11 of 11.

(Architectural photography completed over 1 day, all images copyright Simon Kennedy. If you wish to use any of these images for any purpose please email me at info@simonkennedy.net.)

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