Located on the corner of a busy crossroads in the centre of Tulse Hill in Lambeth, this mixed tenure residential scheme proposes 43 new apartments arranged around a series of landscaped courtyard gardens. Replacing two neglected houses the redevelopment of the site provides an opportunity to create new homes and complete the collection of public buildings which frame the crossroad. The site’s position also provided a number of important issues to overcome including traffic noise and pollution which required careful consideration in order to mitigate the impacts of such through the selection of materials, building form and careful positioning of external amenity space.
Taking inspiration from the surrounding Victorian villas and terraces the form of the building is broken down into a series of brick bays and recessed balconies, rising to 7 storeys at the corner of the site. The selection of brick tones used across the building reflect the variety of historical brick types used locally whilst window openings and fenestration reinterpret traditional proportions, creating a contemporary building firmly rooted within its context. Internally apartments have been designed to maximise light with generous open plan living spaces which open out on to balconies, terraces and private gardens.