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 Building, Guildford
This scheme, designed for Buckley Gray Yeoman, replaced an unloved 1960s office block with something that responds more sensitively to its surroundings. The stepping form, consisting of rectilinear and curved elements, rises and falls with the natural topography of the site, and creates areas of public space along two new pedestrian routes.
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.