With this brief, I was required to design a three level residential extension to an existing office block, I had to think about the flow of both the residents and office workers and make sure neither was interrupted.
I designed a new lobby area specifically for the resident's to avoid having to share lifts with the office. This allowed me to create a personal and private experience for the residents without taking away from the office workers experience in the building. The three story residential extension consists of studios, one bedroom apartments, two bedroom apartments and a top level penthouse.
The extension has been designed in a way where it branches off from the original site without being too much of a distraction. a balance of old and new was achieved through the use of keeping similar materials with the existing building whilst creating a more organic and striking top silhouette. The balconies capture key view points for residents without compromising privacy.