'Beautiful, calm, serene' – Interior design editor Helene Arentz on architect Richard Holden’s private SW19 home and garden conversion, opened up to the public for last Sunday's Open House London festival.
(21/30) Queen’s Park Place, London.
A key development within London Borough of Brent’s South Kilburn Estate Regeneration Masterplan that is a catalyst in the area for high-quality, mixed tenure, barrier free developments with diverse communities. Acting as a gateway marker for South Kilburn, our proposal aimed to make a positive contribution to the streetscape and create a strong sense of place. Made up of three buildings rising from five to eight storeys and set around a landscaped courtyard, our design looked to maximise the site’s southern aspect providing an abundance of natural light into the apartments. The material palette drew inspiration from the local context; brick resonates with the surrounding Victorian and Post-War housing, whilst windows and reflective metal panels catch the evening sun from the west. For added privacy and solar shading, residents can adjust sliding, full-height, perforated metal panels across the balconies, creating an animated elevational composition #30in30