Projects > The Corner House
We delivered this award winning contemporary brick built residential building in Fitzrovia working in close collaboration with Derwent London and DSDHA.
Corner House provides a mix of private and affordable homes, together with a commercial space on the ground floor. Over six storeys the building comprises 11 apartments - 9 private (11,700sqft) and 2 affordable (1,900sqft) residential units, all of which are focused on having double or triple aspect rooms with exceptional levels of daylighting.
The complex facade uses dark and light grey Danish handmade Petersen bricks and is self-supporting to help relieve loading on the foundations and reduce the mass and thickness of the concrete structure above ground, and to minimise the number of piled foundations. To mitigate the risk of cracking to the brick façade lime mortar joints were introduced instead of cement, to achieve the refined monolithic appearance and massing of the building.
Dramatic trapezoidal zinc clad ‘pavilions’ were constructed in-situ at roof level to the constrained Rights Of Light envelope established by neighbouring buildings.
- London W1
- Client: Derwent London
- Design Architect: DSDHA
- Contractor: Knight Harwood
- Services: Executive Architect