Private and Affordable Housing Development, SE1, London
Anthony Hall with Forge Architects
Type: New Build Residential Development
Size: 23 Apartments
Value: £1.3 million
Drawings: Forge Architects
Photos: Behbahani Hall
“A private residential development of an inner city site to provide twenty-three contemporary apartments, with rooftop penthouses, large terraces and winter gardens providing spectacular views of the London skyline"
Full project description and drawings:
This projects consists of a private residential development of an inner city brown field site to provide twenty-three apartments arranged over six storey’s, with an affordable housing provision with separate entrance on the ground and first floors.
A redesign of a previously approved scheme was undertaken and a new revised planning approval obtained, which increased the quality of the project and consequently added value to the development.
Our aim was to provide efficient light filled interior spaces with generous access to ‘usable’ exterior space where possible. Following consultation with the planning authorities, the basic height and form of the building was retained, however, an opportunity was available to form steeped exterior terraces, glazed winter gardens, and two roof top penthouses with large decked garden looking outwards towards spectacular views of the city skyline. The apartment arrangements were revised to create more cohesive contemporary layouts with clean open spaces, which incorporated large full height windows to maximize the amount of daylight entering into the interiors.
External materials were refined into a simple but robust palette of grey engineering brickwork, light grey natural coloured render, high quality aluminum windows, and frameless glass railings / balconies which all add to the durability of the finish. The top floor penthouse apartments are set back from the main building façade and clad in grey vertical panels of zinc to terminate the brick facades with lighter mansard-like forms.