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Abell and Cleland, Westminster

A mature and responsive architectural embrace

Abell and Cleland
Abell and Cleland Credit: Luca Miserocchi

Abell and Cleland, Westminster

DSDHA for Berkeley Homes

Contract value: Confidential

GIA: 39,380 m²

These two buildings in the historic centre of London enjoy a symbiotic relationship and are a fine example of street architecture, sculpted to respond to complex constraints including stringent light requirements. It’s a mature and responsive architectural embrace that holds a part of the city. Landscaping leads inhabitants in and through entrances, flowing into courtyards of plastic form and onto roof terraces. 

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    Abell and Cleland Credit: Luca Miserocchi
  • Abell and Cleland
    Abell and Cleland Credit: Luca Miserocchi
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    Abell and Cleland Credit: Luca Miserocchi
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    Abell and Cleland Credit: Luca Miserocchi
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The depth and structural integrity of the facade is compelling, bringing lightness, shadow and movement to a part of the city that was once dark and oppressive; a bold yet sympathetic conversation with adjoining residents and historic fabric. The sum is a series of wonderful oases to enable joyful living in an increasingly dense part of the capital.

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