Rock Investments PLC
Working closely with our client we designed and delivered this contemporary mixed-use building on a corner site close to the centre of Islington. Made up of 12 two-bedroom apartments and two penthouses, the building replaces a former working men’s club and cinema with a modest single volume raised above a transparent base that houses the commercial unit.
The cladding system, made from a compressed volcanic ash, forms a dark seamless coat into which windows and recessed balconies are punched. Apartments are arranged around a private raised courtyard while terraces feature bold colour pops against the anthracite exterior.
The quality of design and attention to detail elevates this seemingly simple building to great heights.