Old Ford Road ss

  • Project: Old Ford Road
  • Location: Bow, London
  • Description: New build residential
  • Value: Undisclosed
  • Client:
  • Status: Under Construction

The scheme interprets the language of the wharf buildings of the Hertford Union Canal, as well as the rhythm and mass of the Georgian terraces of the neighbouring conservation area, to create 8 new dwellings on this key site in Bow, East London.

The folding rear façade opens up and frames vistas up and down the canal, as well as celebrating views over Victoria Park to the north. In contrast, the front façade responds
to the more ordered rhythm of the fenestration of the conservation area opposite, with the folding planes creating defensible space as well as defining recesssed entrances to each individual property.

The serrations continue into the roof form, facilitating the creation of recessed roof terraces which provide private amenity space without impacting on the sculptural wharf form.