This €10.4m striking residential development for Ridgefield Properties to the rear of the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA’s) offices, comprises a total of 29 luxury apartments, and refurbished office space at ground level. The build added eight new apartments and four new penthouses, with the 6th floor penthouse offering panoramic views of London.
The building is dressed in a bespoke brass rainscreen cladding system, which not only makes it stand out visually, but was installed in its raw milled finish so natural patination occurred, removing the need to artificially finish the panels.
The internal fit out comprises state of the art finishes, which combines with the further use of brass and glass to provide external terraces and projecting ‘pod’ structures from the various faced lines adding extra external space. There has been a refurbishment of the existing 17 apartments and a significant redesign and fit out of the core areas, which includes the reception and lifts.
Ground source heat pumps and green roofs have been used to achieve an excellent sustainability profile for the development.