Exhibition: 11.06.2014 – 21.06.2014

Studio 2: The Shoreditch VIBE

Technology allows us to project desktops to reimagine the space

App technology allows us to project our own files onto surfaces. Our work is contained with small screen interfaces and our physical office is either reduced or non-existent. By bringing our files into a 3D realm means that we will now physically react with them, moving and stretching, using our muscles and reflexes.

Show overview

The studio exhibition hopes to illustrate the innovative ways that space can be created and allocated to differing tasks and environmental requirements. The studio have been working within the Shoreditch Exchange, a building that houses the British Telecom exchange apparatus for the East End of London. 3000sqm of space is now vacant and looking to be re-energised. Shoreditch and Hoxton, have until recently escaped the interest of the developers who remove and rebuild bulk buildings of indistinctive type. The young and the creative saw a district that offered originality, raw materiality and a connection to its old industrial past. They were able to adapt these smaller studios and units into unique and inspiring places to work. Together with government initiatives to put money into these boroughs, Tech City was realized, encouraging all those with digital start-up companies to seek and share space. The Studio looked at nomadic working and at the autonomous office worker who is responsible for their own diary and space to meet and connect. As companies and individuals begin to grow use to sharing space this will allow new practices and working customs to now emerge. Conventional office furniture, partitions and store walls are now being questioned for their blandness, operatively successful but lack moments of quirkiness, difference, individuality and therefore pass on messages to those that in habitat this space of their associated qualities and career possibilities.

Start Up companies are springing up throughout Shoreditch, all serviced and built on a shoestring, but they envelop individuality and personality and therefore will support the development of new ideas, they encourage collaborative practices leaving space to talk and walk, to connect to the outside, the community and therefore re-emphasizing a sense of belonging.

Exhibition Details

P.V. Tuesday 10th June, 6-10pm
Opens Wed 11th - Sat 21st June
Venue Central House (3rd floor)
Studio Studio 2: The Shoreditch VIBE
Course Interior Design BA (Hons)
Interior Architecture and Design BA (Hons)

The Shoreditch VIBE

The Exchange

Delita Cole

The Exchange is Co-Worker Workspace. It provides a multiplicity of working environments for each company or individual to book.

The Exchange

Delita Cole

The Exchange

Delita Cole

The Exchange Workspace is shared with BT’s Shoreditch Exchange which is located on the lower floors. The Exchange workspace is located from the Ground floor to the Third floor.

Spectrum of Rotating Screens

Deyan Deyanovski

Each area within the Cube can be pre-booked by the Co-worker inhabitants. In such a large multi-level space, it’s important to identify areas clearly.

Mapping Shoreditch

Vaida Kvedaraite

Shoreditch is world renowned for its distinct style. Its creative and sustainable ethos belongs to the young.


By Vaida Kvedaraite

The idea of start-up was developed through the idea of the Nest, suggesting incubation and nurturing to the point where the burgeoning business idea could then fly.

East Facing Section of the Nest

By Vaida Kvedaraite

This section reveals the floors that are occupied by the Co Worker Nest. The space is shared with the Shoreditch Telephone Exchange.

Cans and Pulleys

By Selena Grasso

The Concept board shows the initial idea of communication, where sound can be transferred very simply through two tin cans and string.

Cone Diagram

By Selena Grasso

This image shows the coworker within the village of cones, where they can move the vessels up and down and how they can tether and anchor the ropes to the floor.

East Facing Section

By Selena Grasso

The Cones each have distinct functions, from quick meeting places to areas for quite report writing and a place to recharge in the higher part.

Day in the life of a Co-Worker

By Selena Grasso

The Storyboard shows the Co-Worker moving around the Anchor. Each function within the work space is distinctive.


By Delita Cole

An eclectic mix of furniture surrounded by the calm palette of a warm concrete envelop. The Co Worker is able to add and mix the furniture to create ideal working environments

Working Methods Diagram

By Delita Cole

Each area is identified and diagrammatically explained, showing its adaptability and illustrations showing a how to use guide.

Model of Theatre and Staircase

By Farida Hasan

The box extends to reveal the staircase and the stage, when not in use the space contracts to make the surrounding space available for use.

Recharge Area

By Sepinood Kakooei

Façade Perspective

By Arin Aurora Suppaya Menes

Glass Façade Illustration show reveals how the concept works inside and outside, the moving arches span across the glass boxes within the Interior and Exterior.

The Shuffle Concept

By Arin Aurora Suppaya Menes

The Sliding Arches move over work, play and eating spaces allowing a wide range of flexibility for the Co-Worker to work within The Shuffle.

Shoreditch Exchange

By Farida Hasan

The Exchange building sits between the busy Shorditch High Street and the leafy quiet Boundary Street.

Cones and Pulleys

By Selena Grasso

The Cones are moved vertically by a pulley system, this image show the concept sitting next to one of the proposed cones.

Students at the BT Presentation

Presentation day at the BT Tower

Students of the Shoreditch Vibe at the BT Tower for final Critique with Phil Hutchinson and Gary Wingrove.

Exhibition details

Private View: Tuesday 10th June 6pm-10pm

Opening times: Wednesday 11th - Saturday 21st June
Mon-Fri 10am-7pm
Sat 11am-6pm
Sun 11am-4pm

Central House (3rd floor)
59-63 Whitechapel High Street
London E1 7PF (see map)


Salamata Bah 
Gavin Bell 
Aishat Bello 
Emiola Brown 
Kirsty Cahill 
Deyanovski Deyan 
Selena Grasso 
Lema Karwani 
Nora Kurayshi 
Alexandra Kurpratova 
Thibaut Lintzer 
Genevieve Okwedy

Renata Bartik 
Shahnaz Shirani Bidabadi 
Golzar Sadat Booshehiri 
Deiita Cole 
Elizabeth Dyulgerova 
Abtin Ebrahimi 
Farida Hasan 
Adisa Jimah 
Sepinood Kakooei 
Vaida Kuedaraite 
Charlotte McCann 
Arin Aurora Suppaya Menes 
Agathe Oury 
Angeliki Papavasileiou 
Emilie Sophie Soerby 
Ruth Tugwell 
Pavlina Vackova
Nasthasia Walia