31 Vernon Street

31 Vernon Street

31 Vernon Street



The principal elements of the listed building have been retained, with a new extension over four floors. The resulting structures are designed to complement and contrast with each other, playing old against new, brick against concrete and the ‘Queen Anne’ style of the original building against a clean-lined yet sympathetic modernism. A sequence of spaces interlocks around generous internal courtyards which form introspective private landscapes in the heart of the work place, visually extending the office spaces and providing ‘green lungs’ to bring in ventilation. The new structure is built from a simple palette of materials including concrete, white cast stone and bronzed steel to give a clean, bright and ascetic quality to the whole.

 

 
 
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