The brief called for a small apartment development on a site that lies within the green belt on the border of Worsley and Boothstown. The road is characterised by large detached houses set behind dense hedgerows and trees.
To achieve the client’s aspirations for number and size of apartments we proposed a three-storey building comprising a two-storey box with a glazed rooftop pavilion. This creates the impression of a two-storey villa of rectilinear proportion, equivalent in massing and impact to the adjacent pitched roof dwellings. The two forms of the solid and glazed boxes interlock on the front elevation and form the entrance to the building, expressed as a subtractive element on the asymmetric façade.