ArchWeek Residential 2010.0714
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Wed Jul 14 13:49:41 PDT 2010
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The makeover by Make Architects of 10 Weymouth Street in London is really quite a stunning piece of residential resurrection.
In addition, I'm very intrigued by the particular device of using two layers of shading screen together, with different irregular openings in each, to create dappled shade that changes organically during the day and from day to day - something trees do easily, which has rarely been achieved with fixed architectural shading.
"In central London, a renovation by Make Architects gives a
radical new aesthetic and improved energy efficiency to an
unremarkable 1960s apartment building.
"The basic project outline for 10 Weymouth Street might not seem
glamorous - upgrading a concrete-framed postwar housing block,
with an addition overlooking the mews - but in the hands of
Make, the results are golden.
"Facing the busy street, in a conservation area that includes
the nearby RIBA Headquarters, 10 Weymouth Street's minimal
brown-brick facade has changed only slightly, with new
aluminum-framed, double-glazed windows, a refurbished entrance
with improved access, and a set-back rooftop addition barely
visible from the street.
"But... the alley facade has been transformed with dramatic,
gold-colored brass cladding and new balconies protruding as
perforated, cantilevering rooms. From this secret view in the
shared mews, the building looks like it has been dipped in gold.
"The architects chose brass because each panel will patinate
differently. For maximum effect, they varied the ratio of copper
to zinc in the alloy to achieve colors ranging from golden
yellow at the rear of the building to a russet brown on the new
upper levels glimpsed from Weymouth Street. "
10 Weymouth Street, London - ArchitectureWeek, 2010.0707
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