Brick Tower, London


A cluster of three residential buildings are linked at ground level by a single storey hall comprising retail, community services and roof gardens. The smallest building has a recognisably house-like form. The second building evolves the form into a more abstract expression - part house part crystalline solid. Finally the third and tallest building blurs the distinction between wall and roof to form a tower that abandons any association with the other archetypes.


As the buildings rise above the ground, the façades mimic the scale, spacing and proportion of the neighbouring Georgian facades. With every additional storey, the windows are progressively enlarged horizontally and vertically. Rising above the datum level of Georgian London, the top storeys are completely glazed, blending into reflections of sky and clouds and opening wide views over London’s skyline.