Boutique office in Paddington

As much of the original fabric used as possible

RIBA Regional Awards 2019 London West. Boutique office in Paddington. Williams Architects for Green Sound.
RIBA Regional Awards 2019 London West. Boutique office in Paddington. Williams Architects for Green Sound. Credit: Agnese Sanvito

London Regional Award 2019

Williams Architects for Green Sound
Contract value: Undisclosed 
GIA: 210m²

This small building in Paddington is the new office for a business with strong environmental credentials, that invests in sustainable agriculture. Embedded in a mews location, and with as much of the original fabric used as possible, new structural elements were designed to be fabricated offsite and then bolted together to maximise quality and speed. At roof level, the mansard’s steel frame was repaired and painted before new oak joists were installed to replace the existing rotting timber floor structure. Damaged facade brickwork was repaired, and a double set of fully openable folding garage-style doors allows natural light to flood the interiors while creating interest. Notably, the building adopts a zero-carbon sustainable strategy by replacing the existing gas supply with 100% renewable electricity.

  • RIBA Regional Awards 2019 London West. Boutique office in Paddington. Williams Architects for Green Sound.
    RIBA Regional Awards 2019 London West. Boutique office in Paddington. Williams Architects for Green Sound. Credit: Agnese Sanvito
  • RIBA Regional Awards 2019 London West. Boutique office in Paddington. Williams Architects for Green Sound.
    RIBA Regional Awards 2019 London West. Boutique office in Paddington. Williams Architects for Green Sound. Credit: Agnese Sanvito
  • RIBA Regional Awards 2019 London West. Boutique office in Paddington. Williams Architects for Green Sound.
    RIBA Regional Awards 2019 London West. Boutique office in Paddington. Williams Architects for Green Sound. Credit: Agnese Sanvito
  • RIBA Regional Awards 2019 London West. Boutique office in Paddington. Williams Architects for Green Sound.
    RIBA Regional Awards 2019 London West. Boutique office in Paddington. Williams Architects for Green Sound. Credit: Agnese Sanvito
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