10 Hills Place

AL_A , London, 2009

 

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Eye shaped windows viewed from Oxford Street at night 

Edmund Summer     Download Original

  • Eye shaped windows viewed from Oxford Street at night    
  • Facade viewed from Hills Place    
  • Facade viewed from Oxford Street    
  • Facade viewed from Oxford Street at night    
  • Facade viewed from Hills Place    
  • Eye shaped windows viewed from Oxford Street    
  • Eye shaped windows viewed from Oxford Street    
  • View through window into office space    
  • Eye shaped window    
  • Eye shaped window    
  • Roof terrace and eye shaped window    
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  • Office interior    
  • Office interior    
  • Office interior    
  • Principle Stair core    
  • Internal view of eye shaped window    
  • Internal view of eye shaped window    
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  • Typical floor plan    
  • West elevation    
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  • East facade window detail     
  • East facade detail     
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Adaptation and extension of an office building, designed to maximise and channel natural daylight

Lack of daylight in the narrow streets around this major retail artery was a key issue. By harnessing high quality ship hull technology the architect created a sculptural facade for a this office building just off London’s Oxford Street.

The aluminium skin has been slashed with large glazed areas orientated towards the sky to maximise and channel natural light into the office space

The facade is fabricated using curved aluminium profiles assembled on-site. Self-cleaning glass and hidden gutters within the eyelids ensure the facade remains low maintenance. The fine faceting of the aluminium strips creates complex reflections of sky and street, making the building highly visible.

At ground level a bespoke glass, mesh and dichromatic film sandwich is animated with fibre optics to create visual depth of field and a dynamic moiré pattern on an otherwise blank facade.

Data

  • Begun: Feb 2007
  • Completed: Sep 2009
  • Floor area: 1,321m2
  • Sector: Office
  • Procurement: Undisclosed
  • CO2 Emissions: 45kg/m2/year
  • Address: 10 Hills Place, London, W1F 7SD, United Kingdom

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