Kingsgate House

Currently occupied by a plain brick clad 1970s office building, the design brief called for the demolition of the existing building.and provision of a high-quality sustainable housing, suitable to the site’s visible location and relating to the neighbouring buildings and urban grain.

 

 

Client: Candy and Candy

Location: London SW3

Status: Planning granted 2009

Services Engineer: Hoare Lea

Structural Engineer: Arup

Images: Visualhouse

Kingsgate House

Currently occupied by a plain brick clad 1970s office building, the design brief called for the demolition of the existing building.and provision of a high-quality sustainable housing, suitable to the site’s visible location and relating to the neighbouring buildings and urban grain.

 The façade of latticed brick over seven storeys gives a formality consistent with the character of the surrounding buildings. The vertical arrangement of the facades creates an order and rhythm against which complimentary infill treatments animate and add richness of composition to create a distinctive and contemporary design. Accommodation is organised in a ‘c’ shaped block, with two clearly defined entrances servicing 49 apartments, providing residents with landscaped private courtyard space. The generous interior spaces of the apartments are lit by fully glazed inward opening windows or doors set behind fins, ensuring that daylight is abundant.

 

 

Client: Candy and Candy

Location: London SW3

Status: Planning granted 2009

Services Engineer: Hoare Lea

Structural Engineer: Arup

Images: Visualhouse