Underground cars installed on the roof of a warehouse and transformed into workspaces in London's East End. An original solution proposed by Village Underground and chosen by a handful of young entrepreneurs and creatives.
Village Underground was born from the imagination of furniture designer Auro Foxcroft, who was looking for a professional local but for whom London prices were too high. For $ 200, Foxcroft thus acquired six old subway cars. He then had them installed on the roof of a brick warehouse in the East End. Funded by the London Rebuilding Society, an agency to help rehabilitate London's urban fabric, the cost of the operation does not exceed $ 40.
Rented at an attractive rate, 150 £ per week, these offices offer places bright and generous. With their space spinning, their large glass area and chrome galore, the cars offer users a typology and a resolutely original aesthetic. They have larger air once freed from their seats, they allow open use plans in space encourages interaction between the occupants.
A user, James Grieve, 29 years, director of Nabokov Theatre Company, explains that these offices, if individuals, inspire, surprise and make you want people to come to meetings to see and visit places. Another occupant, Gregarious Garfield, manager of artists and singers, he emphasizes that the location offers views of the city that few offices could offer him.
Success is there and the idea of Foxcroft is gaining ground. Village Underground is planning to create the same type of workspace in Berlin, Lisbon and Toronto.
To know more, visit Village Underground.
Photo credits: Mc Tumshie