The site lies between Regent’s Canal, Camden Road and Camden Street, just south of Camden Road Railway and just North of Camden Town tube station. The site is located on a corner plot, which occupies the land bounded by Regent’s Canal to the North, Camden Street to the West, Camden Road to the East.
The project demonstrates that, on a challenging site, it is possible to fulfill the focused requirements of a client, while providing a clear, readable design concept in relation to the surrounding.
The 8 Storey residential building will provide 44 units including a mix of market and affordable housing with office space & a cafe at ground level. With a special arrangement of the floor plate layout , each residence will have its own balcony, offering multiple perspectives and exciting views of the surrounding area along Regents canal including a large roof terrace and indoor facility.
The scheme intend to respond as well to the conservation Area by providing a build form which, as a neighbourg to the surrounding properties, is ‘well mannered’ and which contributes to the interpretation of the existing buildings.
The scheme sitting on a prominent location seeks to bridge the gap between the 2 modern structure the Sainsburry on one side and the new development Twyman house on the other side.
By splitting the new build form in different volumes it make direct reference to the fragmented nature of the existing urban area, while enhancing and reinforcing an otherwise disconnected townscape as well as creating volume that are comparable in size to the surrounding building form. A bold architectural treatment is provided on this ‘island’ site to provide a new sign / gate to Camden town.
ProgramHousing, Offices, ShopsMaterialWhite Concrete, Black Steel, Tinted GlassLocationCamden, United KingdomDate2012 - 2014ClientDeauvilles SecuritiesArchitectHof Architects, LondonStructural EngineerFluid Structures, LondonTypeCommissionStatusPlanningSize7560 m2Site1850 m2