Location: Kensington & Chelsea, London, UK
Consultants: Elliot Wood Engineers, Scott Wilson Engineers
Construction Cost: £5.6M
[ PRIVATE SECTOR ]
[ 0623 ]
New diplomatic residences in west London, UK. Careful restoration of the existing historic building is balanced internally with new inserted room-like elements which stand off the building shell like large pieces of furniture. A new 350m2 underground building is formed beneath the landscaped garden providing reception and leisure facilities. Its other-worldliness is exploited architecturally, with major rooms/halls reading as buildings in an abstracted water landscape.