The striking masonry facade to the building is testament to the collaborative approach between engineer, architect and craftsmen. The entire façade, including each of the 44 brick types, was modelled in 3D software and built entirely insitu.
The 3D model allowed the façade geometry to be clearly understood, so that the design could be tailored to best suit structural requirements and buildability, prior to the manufacturing and construction process. Bricks are stacked, with some areas bonded to restraint steelwork behind the façade. The project comprises a number of residential units, a ground floor café and a new full-plan basement on a very constrained site with numerous boundary conditions.
The project has also appeared in the March edition of Dezeen.