Previously featured in Thisispaper, Australian-born architect Russell Jones introduces another pure and ascetic project completed in London.
The building is located on the Garway Road in Bayswater district and is fitted between the historic frontage of Late Georgian houses and a row of terraces. It consists of six levels and is divided into three two-storey apartments. The extremely narrow plot dictated the shape of the whole form and the layout.
As Russell says: ”The approach was to design a building rich in material, simple and direct in construction.” Thus, he chose brick, as the main construction material of the whole building, visible on the facades and inside of each apartment. Oakwood used as finishes, warms up the inner space and finely blends with the bare walls. Two faces of glass to the south facade brings natural light into the interior and complete the whole project. In the architect's words: “The result of this carefully considered and crafted approach to the use of brick is an architecture of integrity and rigor where the brick is structure, form, volume, surface, and finish. The constantly changing London light enhances the reading of the individual brick and the overall.”