Photographs CopyApartments•London, United Kingdom Apartments Lead Architects: Products used in this ProjectRenders / 3D AnimationAutodeskAutoCAD 2D and 3D Design SoftwareClients:Land Securities and Sons and CoPlanning Consultant:Gerald EveFaçade Consultant:Arup Façade EngineeringRol & Party Walls:Deloitte Real EstateCDM:SchalFire:Buro HappoldInclusive Design:Buro HappoldPR:CascadeSurvey:Plowman CravenRendering:Miller HareCity:LondonCountry:United KingdomMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© NAAROText description provided by the architects. High-end residential development is a boutique development of 28 apartments and 3 townhouses in Central London. It is located in the historic Birdcage Walk Conservation Area of Westminster. VI Castle Lane is minutes away from the Buckingham Palace, the Royal Parks and Westminster Cathedral.Save this picture!© NAAROVI Castle Lane revisits a recurring element of English architecture through a novel interpretation of the bow window. Introducing contemporary design in a highly protected conservation area, the project’s complex volume uses its curving walls to negotiate conflicting urban scales; from mansions to townhouses. Strikingly protruding in and out, the curved glass extends tangentially from the building to enlarge the living space inhabiting the street as a hovering semi-external spatial experience.Save this picture!© NAARODesigned by Michel da Costa Gonçalves (DROO) with the collaboration of Nathalie Rozencwajg the project was initiated by Land Securities (realised by Sons & Co.) with the particular brief of creating an innovative residential development in the midst of Heritage settings. Dealing with a complex site, spanning over two streets of different character, DROO devised an architectural response to ensure continuity whilst introducing a unique design.Save this picture!© NAAROThe particularity of the site resides in siting in between two distinct urban forms, with traditional London townhouse rows to the west and on majestic Victorian Mansions to the east. In addition, historical sediments of legal and regulatory constraints accumulate to form a finely tuned and highly complex volume. The mansion sized core building is merged with domestically scaled volumes of interpretive townhouses.Save this picture!© NAAROThe dichotomy of scales between the taller apartment blocks and townhouses is resolved through the sculpted volume of convex and concave bends of curved glass. Simultaneously responding to local constraints and offering a new spatial typology, the façade plane “peels off” into novel bow windows.Save this picture!© NAAROMichel Da Costa Goncalves, DROO says, ‘The extensive cataloguing of surrounding architectonics, both of window elements and brick masonries, resulted in the asymmetrical design extending tangentially from the façade plane. The novel bow window progressively moves from planar to tightly curved glass thus creating augmented visual effects both in an out. Elegantly extending from the building to enlarge the living space, the bow window devises a semi-external spatial experience, offering spectacular views of the city from within. A floating space; simultaneously inside and outside.Save this picture!© NAAROProject gallerySee allShow lessEnen House / Sjöblom Freij ArkitekterSelected ProjectsIn Between Green House / J.R ArchitectsSelected ProjectsProject locationAddress:Londres, United KingdomLocation to be used only as a reference. It could indicate city/country but not exact address. Share Interior Architect: Year: ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/916606/iv-castle-lane-apartments-droo Clipboard “COPY” Photographs: NAARO Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project McBains Cooper Area: 4600 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Michel da Costa Gonçalves, Nathalie Rozencwajg 2017 Hyland Edgar Driver ArchDaily Transport: Waterman Group Landscape Design: Environmental: Manufacturers: AutoDesk, Cricursa, IQ Glass, Ibstock, McNeel Acoustic: MEP: ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/916606/iv-castle-lane-apartments-droo Clipboard IV Castle Lane Apartments / DROOSave this projectSaveIV Castle Lane Apartments / DROO “COPY” Aad United Kingdom Save this picture!© NAARO+ 12Curated by Paula Pintos Share Projects QS: Structure: Montagu Evans Daniel Goldberg Designs Parmarbrook Momentum Transport Townscape Consultant: IV Castle Lane Apartments / DROO Architects: DROO Area Area of this architecture project CHAPMAN BATHURST Products translation missing: en-US.post.svg.material_description CopyAbout this officeDROOOfficeFollow#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousingApartmentsLondonEnglandUnited KingdomPublished on May 09, 2019Cite: “IV Castle Lane Apartments / DROO” 09 May 2019. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021.