63 Compton Street by Doone Silver Architects, London
London-based architectural practice Doone Silver Architects has designed the 63 Compton Street project. Completed in 2015, 63 Compton Street is a striking Modernist development building which accommodates four luxury apartments in the heart of Clerkenwell, London, England.
This newly completed four-storey apartment building, created for Nord Development replaced a two-storey electrical substation, the scheme adjoins a listed former public house and responds sensitively to the constraints of a conservation area. From the street, the building ‘reads’ as a three-storey structure; the fourth storey is set back from the street, concealed behind a brick parapet and creating a generous terrace.
The rear of the building is set back from the site boundary by two metres to create space for a ground floor terrace and large south-facing balconies to the upper floor apartments. Four generously proportioned lateral apartments have been created, with one apartment per floor. Each of the upper apartments has its own private lift access.
The building footprint is highly efficient with a shared access stair and lift. Each luxury London apartment comprises a dual aspect open plan living/dining/kitchen space, two bedrooms and two bathrooms.
The building is constructed of insitu concrete. Internally this is left exposed, its robust character contrasting with the more muted palette of solid oak floors, Calacatta Oro marble and warm grey painted plasterwork and joinery.
The facade of blue/red/silver glazed Janinhoff brick responds to the adjacent red brick Victorian buildings as well as the blue engineering brick and dark blue/grey painted buildings prevalent in Clerkenwell.
Images courtesy of Matt Bargery for Doone Silver Architects
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