The core design challenge we were faced with, was to update the standard office appearance to provide a revitalised development which reads clearly as a high quality, residential building. Our response included reproportioning windows and projecting elements such as balconies to help break up the monotonous façade, providing variation and interest across the elevations. The additional storey now reads as a mansard, attic level and is clad in a dark grey metallic cladding.
The existing, glazed, office entrance, which has been retained, has been re-clad in parts to fragment the overbearing entrance feature and help provide a residential scale in keeping with the new design of the building.
The below images show the transition of the old office building, through design to the finished building.
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