Works at 141-145 Curtain Road, Shoreditch have reached completion. The project retains a three storey brick building, crowned by a 3 storey lightweight contemporary extension designed to complement the street morphology and embrace the changes in height and indents in the street pattern. The project places a dynamic, sculptural form into a gap between two adjoining Victorian warehouse buidlings.
The compositional strategy locates a series of large, flush bonded glass units into a textured facade of framed corrugated mesh panels, intended to heighten the sense of delicacy and poise in contrast to the lower levels of load bearing brick: a retained two strey facade of Georgian origin.
To the rear, a stepped arrangement of terraces and landscaping, tracks the maximum permissible envelope defined by the penetration of sunlight into a communal courtyard shared by both commercial and residential tenants.
Contract Value: £ 2.800.000
Design Team: Duggan Morris Architects
Photo Credit: Jack Hobhouse