Allies & Morrison Studio
Allies & Morrison's studio is located on Southwark Road, just behind Tate Modern. On the ground floor is a cafe where staff can eat lunch and is also open to the public. This also acts as a shopwindow for the architectural models that the practice produces. Above this are three studio floors. A project starts its life being designed on the third floor, dropping down one level for working drawing production and then down to first floor whilst on site. The top (fourth) floor features a conference room which also gives access to a roof terrace. The basement houses a model shop, product literature and samples libraries and print facilities. The building is constructed from in-situ concrete which is left exposed internally. The street fašade is almost totally glazed, allowing views in at night. In summer, yellow coloured shutters behind the glass help to control glare and heat gain. The studio usually takes part in London Open House. See www.londonopenhouse.org for details.