The jury felt that the project created an intriguing and elegant space that added adventure to the building as a whole
Gianni Botsford Architects for private client
Contract value: Confidential
The Layered Gallery houses a private collection of photographs and prints belonging to the owners of a five storey, grade II listed building, to which this is added, replacing a rear bathroom extension.
The facade consists of a Corten steel structure which supports the gallery and incorporates the folding window elements.
The steel frame cleverly combines an elegant composition and pattern with a rational structural purpose. The relationship between the gallery and the rear garden makes the latter more accessible.
The jury felt that the project created an intriguing and elegant space that added adventure to the building as a whole. Sliding walls at the rear of the gallery allow storage for the owners’ collection of prints, and there is a new folding lavatory and basin facility within its storage wall.
The jury felt that the quality of its realisation and complexity made the project a valuable architectural experience.