Architects' desks: Alex Scott-Whitby, creative director at StudioAR
BD takes a look at the workspaces of architects
Alex Scott-Whitby said: “Our studio sits high up above Bank Station in the City of London. In the steeple of Nicholas Hawksmoor’s St Mary Woolnoth Church. The space has not been changed or inhabited for 300 years before we persuaded the church to let us use it. My desk sits at the end of the second level of the space in the corner with a view out over Bank interchange.
“We built our own furniture which folds into the six square windows - acting as shutters at night and felt covered desks and benches during the day. We use our walls to tape working drawing onto. The project you can see on the wall in this images is our (IN)spires project for the diocese of London - a project to create low rent creative studios (like our own) within the demise of the 38 churches in the City of London the project is not going to happen overnight and looks like it will take 30 years to complete.
“Like Durer’s St Jerome in his study, Lionel sometimes comes into our studio with me, he normally curls up just in front of my desk, and can be pretty useful at defending me from city bankers. My hallo always shines when I am on my mac and as you can see we are the proud owners of Damien Hirst’s Skull.”