Built in and around a 19th century rail viaduct archway, Archway Studios is one of the most efficient uses of space we’ve seen in quite a while. Designed by London architecture firm Undercurrent Architects the studio is a live/work space that aimed to take a location with limited light and views and turn it into an uplifting environment. Situated on the side of a rail line, the building has an acoustic shell to minimize the sound and vibration from passing trains. This building addresses how society interacts with infrastructure instead of being removed from it, and with more than 10,000 arches running through London neighborhoods, Undercurrent Architects hopes this will be a model for future development. See more photos below.