An unusual and appealing complexity
vPPR Architects for Redchurch Property
Contract value: Confidential
vPPR Architects has transformed a warehouse into a series of shops with apartments at the upper levels. A private internal street provides access to the residential core, and light and air to the flats. It allows windows in the rear of the retail units, which have a split level in section. The shopfronts have an engaging bespoke metal pattern as an entablature.
At first floor level, one and two bedroom flats have living space over terraces and voids which are open to the circulation below. These terraces provide access into the apartments, which creates an unusual and appealing complexity, in part because they also act as balconies / gardens.
The jury admired the clarity of planning in the apartments, with a freestanding kitchen and bathroom enclosure around which circulation flows from living to bedroom areas. The dual aspect of the flats allows cross-ventilation and enriches the aspect.