LOCATION : LONDON
CLIENT : QUEEN MARY UNIVERSITY
COMPLETED: MARCH 2005
Full renovation of and extension to the lock-keepers cottage on the Grand Union Canal.
The extension uses a series of interlocking forms wrapping around the North and West sides of the cottage. The ‘wing’ form is derived from a consideration of pedestrian movement and strategic views. It is finished in aluminium ‘rain screen’ cladding. On the canal side the wing projects out over the tow path, providing the common room with a dramatic picture window overlooking the canal lock. It rises up from the ground on the west side and then appears to drift away from a ground floor construction of cedar cladding and glass.