Cargo is a robust and relaxed social venue built within three railway arches in Shoreditch. The original brick vaults were left untouched so that their strong forms would remain dominant within the space. Externally, the arches contained infills of cedar panelling with aluminium louvers above. Inside, new elements enabling the function of the restaurant and bar were conceived as small concrete ‘buildings’. They are far from standard interior design; rather, they are industrial constructions, with rough materials sourced from builders’ yards.