Architect | PLP Architecture
Location | London
Product | Flow[T] by Nao Tamura
Two office and one residential building step down towards the lower historic fabric to the west and rise towards the east. The undulations of the external ripple across the façades, producing an effect of persistent oscillation as one crosses the site. At street level, the facade has been selectively pulled back to reveal storefronts and covered arcades.
The design introduces broad new pavements and planted areas on all sides and a new street that runs to the north. Clusters of trees mark each entrance to the route and landscaped paving patterns and finishes distinguish key intersections. A sequence of canopies along the main north-south route allows it to serve as both a thoroughfare with retail pavilions, cafés, restaurants, public art, seating and a major public space to host special events.
Flow[T] is disposed as a ceiling installation that conveys freshness and colour, perfectly matching the warm tones of the building.