Culverin Court

Hawkins\Brown, London, 2005

 

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Residential building containing 20 small flats

The site of Culverin Court belongs to the Arsenal redevelopment project, however the project itself is of a smaller scale: part conversion of a derelict Victorian school, Mount Carmel, and part construction of a free standing, four-storey residential building that is Culverin Court.

These buildings are sandwiched between a 10-storey block and London Metropolitan University. By creating a landscaped courtyard in its centre, Hawkins Brown have used these dimensions to their advantage: the site is made light and spacious.

The architect has sought continuity by sharing architectural features between the two buildings, like open walkways and cantilevered glass balconies.

They have also given detail to colouring: inside, Culverin Court's main stairwell is clad in red cedar, while the exterior north facade is lightened by Eternit cladding.

The bricks composing the other exterior sides are semi-glazed and dark aubergine in colour, which mutates to silver in brighter natural light.

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  • Begun: Aug 2004
  • Completed: Oct 2005
  • Floor area: 1,446m2
  • Sector: Residential
  • Total cost: £2.4M
  • Tender date: Dec 2003
  • Procurement: JCT 98 with Contractors Design/Single Stage
  • Address: Culverin Court, Hornsey Street , London, N7 8HE, United Kingdom

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