Our Journey

Hackney School of Food Storyline:

The design for the Hackney School of Food uses simple materials and unfussy details, to create the maximum effect for the minimum budget.

The design stripped out all the internal walls and floors of the former school caretaker’s house, creating the generous double-height teaching kitchen space.

Similarly, many of the original finishes and features of the former house have been left in place – including the rough plastered and blockwork walls and the old bathroom tiles – telling some of the stories of the building’s former life.

This pallet of materials and textures has then been given continuity by being painted throughout. A red cementitious floor contrasts this and lends the palette colour and warmth.

All age groups are to use the building, so the aesthetic is inviting and playful without being infantile.

Height-adjustable cooking units have also been specifically designed for the scheme.

Externally, the kitchen garden is a productive growing, learning and entertaining space capable of holding outdoor lessons, parties and banquets for both adults and children. 

The garden includes large planters, a sun terrace, a fit pit and wood-burning pizza oven. Again, for all age groups and heights to be able to use the garden, the masonry planters are at a range of heights. The planters also double up as seating for outdoor lessons and alfresco eating.

HSOF STORYLINE:

The design for the Hackney School of Food uses simple materials and unfussy details, to create the maximum effect for the minimum budget.

The design stripped out all the internal walls and floors of the former school caretaker’s house, creating the generous double-height teaching kitchen space.

Similarly, many of the original finishes and features of the former house have been left in place – including the rough plastered and blockwork walls and the old bathroom tiles – telling some of the stories of the building’s former life.

This pallet of materials and textures has then been given continuity by being painted throughout. A red cementitious floor contrasts this and lends the palette colour and warmth.

All age groups are to use the building, so the aesthetic is inviting and playful without being infantile.

Height-adjustable cooking units have also been specifically designed for the scheme.

Externally, the kitchen garden is a productive growing, learning and entertaining space capable of holding outdoor lessons, parties and banquets for both adults and children. 

The garden includes large planters, a sun terrace, a fit pit and wood-burning pizza oven. Again, for all age groups and heights to be able to use the garden, the masonry planters are at a range of heights. The planters also double up as seating for outdoor lessons and alfresco eating.

Our Story in some images:

 

Pin It on Pinterest