The Alpine Place / Ayre Chamberlain Gaunt

first_img Year:  Projects Mixed Use Architecture United Kingdom ArchDaily Contractor: Structural Engineer: The Alpine Place / Ayre Chamberlain Gaunt Area:  17000 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard Architects: Ayre Chamberlain Gaunt Area Area of this architecture project Manufacturers: Parklex International S.L., RIW “COPY” Photographs:  Hufton+Crow Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project CopyAbout this officeAyre Chamberlain GauntOfficeFollowProductsConcreteBrick#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsMixed Use ArchitectureResidential ArchitectureHousingLondon Borough of BrentUnited KingdomPublished on September 15, 2015Cite: “The Alpine Place / Ayre Chamberlain Gaunt” 15 Sep 2015. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. 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Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my streamcenter_img The Alpine Place / Ayre Chamberlain GauntSave this projectSaveThe Alpine Place / Ayre Chamberlain Gaunt Save this picture!© Hufton+Crow+ 22 Share CopyMixed Use Architecture, Housing•London Borough of Brent, United Kingdom David Unerman Associates, Bannerman Consulting Engineers Products translation missing: Pindoria Associates Mechanical & Electrical Engineer: Jaysam Contractors Products used in this ProjectWoodParklex International S.L.Wood cladding – FacadeTotal Cost:£25mCity:London Borough of BrentCountry:United KingdomMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Hufton+CrowText description provided by the architects. Ayre Chamberlain Gaunt has completed its first major project in the form of an exemplary large-scale mixed- use development in Brent, North London. The practice won the commission in 2011 against stiff competition. Having initially been approached to build out an existing consent on the site, the practice secured the project after convincing the client to start from first principles and to build an entirely different scheme thereby maximising site value.Save this picture!Site PlanThe new development is made up of four blocks comprising 144 residential units, 1,800m2 of B1 office accommodation and five live/work units, as well as underground car parking spaces. The scheme delivers much-needed housing to the area, providing a mix of larger than average 2-, 3- and 4-bedroom units, 3- bedroom duplexes, and 4-bedroom houses.Save this picture!© Hufton+CrowThe architectural and material quality creates buildings that are contextual and contemporary, reflecting the industrial urban history of the area. Buff brick is the primary component for buildings A – C. Building D is different in appearance and reverses the materiality of the others by being clad in wooden veneered panels (Parklex), reflecting both its orientation to the other buildings and its use, containing a significant area of B1 use class. These materials bring a timeless quality to the buildings.Save this picture!© Hufton+CrowThe elevational treatment has been a key consideration throughout the design process. The three brick buildings have been designed with a unique composition to the front street, each enjoying its own identity.Save this picture!© Hufton+CrowThe main facades comprise a carefully considered rhythm of recessed balconies and feature perforated brick screens. To avoid stacked repetition in the elevation, the apartments have been designed so that they are able to flip in plan. The ‘jali’ perforated brick screens add visual interest to the façade while providing privacy for the residents.Save this picture!Duplex UnitThe larger rear block plays on a composition of projecting and recessed balconies. Balconies of differing widths and depths create a dynamic facade as a perfect backdrop to the relatively calm front blocks.Save this picture!© Hufton+CrowDouble-height live/work units positioned to the front of the scheme, designed in collaboration with the artists’ charity ACAVA (the Association for Cultural Advancement through Visuals Art), add animation to street level.Save this picture!4 bed houseAmple amenity spaces are provided with a dedicated ‘play space’ to the north of the site. The courtyard spaces are designed to encourage social interaction among the residents and are accessed across the scheme. All apartments exceed London Housing Design Guide spatial standards and feature private amenity space in the form of large balconies and rooftop terraces.Save this picture!© Hufton+CrowThroughout the design process improvements were made to the wider public realm. Steps such as ensuring better highways and planting more trees help to improve the local area and benefit the existing community and future residents. A new controlled ‘home zone’ area minimises all but essential vehicular access, thereby creating an improved pedestrian realm.Save this picture!Typical Apartment LayoutsLandscaping (by Ayre Chamberlain Gaunt) has been designed to optimise the amenity value of the communal spaces, encouraging a sense of community and engagement. Landscaping also provides privacy at ground floor level while carefully positioned circulation cores ensure passive surveillance.Save this picture!© Hufton+CrowProject gallerySee allShow lessAD Interviews: Santiago CalatravaInterviewsMoMA Mines Its Unparalleled Holdings for Its “Endless House” ExhibitionArticlesProject locationAddress:London Borough of Brent, Greater London, UKLocation to be used only as a reference. It could indicate city/country but not exact address. Share 2015 ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard “COPY” Photographslast_img read more