This is a beautifully detailed, subtle project that forms a case study for densification at the foot of existing residential towers. The project brings a human scale and sensitivity to the streets around Latimer Road, which shows the extent to which developments can improve the existing streetscape.
The development successfully densifies an existing site for social housing, which includes a 20-storey brick clad tower a few streets away from Grenfell Tower. The proposal brings the scale of the mews house to the base of the existing tower, which is a huge improvement for the area.
The project is very sensitive, subtle and well-considered. It feels robust and classic and is expected to age well. There are a number of unusual brick details, which cleverly break up the façade. The selection of brick feels highly appropriate and the quality of the brickwork is excellent, particularly as it would appear the bricklayer had to contend with a large number of complex variations.
Architect/Designer: Haworth Tompkins
Brick: Bronsgroen by Wienerberger
Brickwork Contractor: RI Works Ltd
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