Legard Works, London
Twelve apartments within a gated courtyard development of two historic 19th century industrial buildings, juxtaposing traditional architecture with contemporary design.
The site opens from a gently sloping block paved lane, illuminated by a bespoke lighting design. The triangular site benefits from dramatic timber, plate glass and steel jutting extensions and abutments have been added to the original buildings.
It is filled with striking intersecting angles and planes which are continued with the timber, steel and planted landscaping of the communal courtyard, which includes a water feature and seating niches.
The outdoor areas of the ground floor apartments are boarded by mid height timber planters and steel gates.