The bottom two storeys of this five-storey office building were existing. Behind and on top of this, we added three new storeys clad in metal and glass, with deep mullions that give the forms solidity when viewed obliquely. At the rear, a communal garden provides a quiet amenity space for the building users.
Office Refurbishment, Farringdon
This refurbishment of a Victorian warehouse building in Farringdon is a complete updating of the building for the 21st century. Layers of clutter and surface additions will be stripped back to reveal the building's original character, and these will be contrasted with simple, modern elements such as the lift, light fittings, and air conditioning.
This small, triangular stand-alone office building is part of our mixed-use Wandle Terrace scheme. Its design treatment is simple and elegant, featuring dark brick cladding with textured panels between the large windows. At the apex, adjacent to the main entrance to the site, the 1st floor cantilevers over the entrance doors, which are picked out in bright yellow and large graphics.
This 1950s printworks building in a Conservation Area in Clerkenwell, London, was extended and refurbished to provide new offices for the Association of Optometrists and five new apartments above. The understated yet effective design was welcomed by the Local Authority and the building's reinvention has contributed to the ongoing renaissance of this part of London.
A competition scheme for offices for a group of charities, community space and educational facilities in Lambeth. The primary brick volume is scooped out to form a curved atrium space, and moulded around a historic church tower. A densely-planted rooftop garden provides a communal area for all the users of the building.