design et al are delighted to announce that Echlin have been shortlisted for Residential £5 Million Plus (Property By Value) Award in The International Design and Architecture Awards 2016
Restoring the historic charm of the Victorian Princedale Road elevation, which had fallen into a state of disrepair, was of the utmost importance to the Echlin design team. This required stripping non-original paintwork, replacing the sash windows and repainting the London stock bricks. However, on the Pottery Lane side, the two mews buildings were of poor architectural quality. The varied streetscape of mixed architectural styles offered an opportunity to create something truly contemporary but also sensitive to the Norland conservation area.Drawing on the rhythm of the various windows and rooflines of the street, Echlin divided the new façade into a grid, expressed as a language of five vertical bands or “fins”. These then flow throughout the home, as both columns and beams, blending gently into the classic part of the residence.
The house would need to blend the classic with the contemporary, and in addition, include a more coherent but vibrant interior scheme. Internally, the entire home has been designed around the resident and how they will live and enjoy the space, ultimately creating a thoughtful flow that enhances their living experience. At the heart of the property is the glazed link and the courtyard with lightwell and two storey self-irrigating Living Wall. This floods the home with greenery, natural light and fresh air, also giving the home much needed private and introspective space.