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Sculptural steel home built into a 19th-century railway bridge wants $1.4M

The steel protects the interior from noisy trains

This rusted steel home billows out from under a railway bridge and is adorned with a massive skylight that brightens the interior of the home. Bedrooms, a study, and a sprawling living room are spread across the three stories of this slender property.
This billowing home is spread across three stories and features a living room with a curved ceiling.
Photo via The Modern House

With its twisting curves and unfurling exterior, you’d be forgiven for mistaking this home for a piece of abstract art. Archway Studios in South London, designed by Undercurrent Architects, is built beneath a railway bridge and makes innovative use of a unique space, blending aging infrastructure with modern design.

Originally built as a family home and photography studio, this 1,600-square-foot residence occupies the infill plot sitting under a 19th-century viaduct with still-active trains running above it. The unorthodox design includes the industrial steel exterior which curls out from under the bridge, creating a billowing atrium with a sloping skylight that brightens the home.

Photo via The Modern House
Photo via The Modern House

This sweeping design carries over to the interior of the property, with a central living room under an arched ceiling and winding staircases that branch off to bedrooms and common spaces scattered across three stories. White walls help illuminate the space, and a study sits perched at the top of the home overlooking the living room.

Photo via The Modern House
Photo via The Modern House
Photo via The Modern House
Photo via The Modern House

Lest you be put off by the potential for noisy trains, not to worry—steel foils that wrap around the home create an acoustic shell to protect its interior from noise up above. Sitting just beyond a grove of trees, this home is on the market now for £1,085,000, or about $1,437,847.

Via: The Spaces