London, 2015 -
The new-build apartment block has been arranged around a planted courtyard which serves as a green foyer to enter all flats and to distribute light generously into all rooms. This airy and quiet centre is surrounded by a composition of large tiled roofs echoeing the language of the adjacent Victorian building and at the same time providing characterful interiors with double-height rooms on all floors under the expressive roof shapes. Each flat has an individual layout with dual or triple aspect to the street and to the calm courtyard. A glazed loggia at the centre of each flat serves as a generous outdoor garden room bringing daylight deep into each layout and naturally organises the semi-open plan with spacious connected living-kitchen-dining areas. The facades translate the colour and material palette of its context into a calm horizontal organisation of windows and terraces while the composition of gables, roofs and dormers connect the proposal to its neighbour to form a discrete and yet characterful background for making it part of the street silhouette.
The project is in collaboration with Emily Greeves Architects.