photograph by Tom Fallon
Capco Bold Rocket London
Client: Capco
Shoreditch London

The Capco and BoldRocket offices in Shoreditch, London are located in a 150 year old  5 story steel and brick loft building. The architectural and cultural context of the neighborhood inspired the design concept: open loft space, industrial architecture with character, solid materials, visible joinery details. The custom furniture and walls use raw materials and expose the method of construction. Solid ash wood, timber pine either left natural or painted, black powder coated steel are the predominant materials. Walls reveal the method of construction, turning the typical construction inside out, wood studs are visible.

 The building has a challenging shape, dividing the floor plan in 4 fairly separated corners with a central area in the middle. All floors have an open plan, in keeping the loft character of the building.

The ground floor is the most public. A series of volumes defines different areas. The cafe is situated near the entry, creating a welcoming and relaxed feeling. A freestanding bleacher divides the entry from the central lounge. Facing the bleacher, another volume houses the main conference room - its interior painted in ochre to create a happy feeling even when the London weather gets dreary outside - and it's exterior surface functions as a projection wall, turning the lounge & bleachers in a space where town hall presentations can be held.
Adjacent to the ochre room, a large orange rocket, which is a 3D print, is suspended in the stair void. The stair leads to the lower floor where the bold rocketeers work. Flanking the rocket, the wall of the fire stair case is transformed into a living wall, its plant patterns echo-ing bellowing rocket smoke.

Except for chairs and sofas - this is a mix of mid century inspired pieces - all furniture is custom made, using solid ash wood planks and timber combined with blackened steel. The solid materials will hold up to wear and tear and will get a rich character when aging. Most of the materials are sourced within 100 miles radius.  

 The furniture and layout is designed so that it will allow different types of spontaneous meetings to happen. There are large communal office tables, organic shaped meeting tables, high butcher blocks, quiet booths. 

The walls received white write on paint so virtually any wall can be written on.

Similar to the contrast of raw Shoreditch and the city, its high tech neighbour, the raw architecture is juxtaposed with digital technology: projection & LED screens, cameras,etc are interlaced throughout the space.


Photographs by Tom Fallon and Jeroen De Schrijver


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Project Management

D+DS architecture office was founded in 2007 by Ellen Depoorter and Jeroen De Schrijver in New York.

The office has a holistic approach to architecture and design. The experience of the user, the connection to the local context and the impact on the environment are at the basis of each project. The design is generated through the vetting and playing out of different concepts which feed the design. We work in the spirit of enquiry, challenging preconceptions and testing conventions in collaboration with the client and consultants.

The concept informs the structure, shape, materials, the ecology and energy performance of the building and the relationship of the building to the urban environment. This holistic approach is augmented by a strong commitment to the clients we serve and to the public domain and the many users involved. A high degree of personal service, coupled with respect for the precious resources of cost and time, characterise our client relationships.

Our combined 25 years of experience ranges over a wide variety of scale, geographic location and program. The projects we work on range from urban projects to office towers, hospitality and residential projects, retail and work environments to art installations.

We are very passionate and committed to working towards a contemporary architecture that has a real impact on the environment, quality of life and economy and hence creates thriving sustainable communities. To this end, we have been developing URBAN PLANT, a model for a building that is fully sustainable. Not only does it operate on renewable cycles of energy and water, it also has a renewable food cycle through the use of hydroponic culture on site. URBAN PLANT is a work in progress and will be adapted to different situations.

Ellen Depoorter
Ellen graduated as Master in Engineering & Architecture. She is a LEED Accredited Professional and Registered Architect in Belgium. Before starting D+DS ao, Ellen gained a varied experience in several NYC architectural firms. She free- lanced with C3 developments, developing concepts for mixed use centers where Commerce, Community and Creativity converge. At Pompei AD, she was responsible for design and management of the "Urban Outfitters" account. At Rietveld Architects, she worked on new construction office buildings and a small townhouse development. At Poponcini and Lootens in Antwerp, Belgium, she gained experience in high end residential projects, both new houses and renovations.
She is also an established artist and has exhibited in numerous venues. For more information, visit 

Jeroen De Schrijver
Jeroen graduated as Master in Engineering & Architecture. He is a LEED Accredited Professional. Jeroen worked at Peter Marino Architect on high end residential, hospitality and retail projects. He also worked at Lee Timchula Architects and KPF, where he gained substantial experience in designing and detailing large multi use centers and skyscrapers, using sustainable principles and techniques. In addition, he was involved in designing new sustainable towns in China.


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