ASHLEY HOUSE & 1 CHADWICK TERRACE
Role Landscape Architects
Architect Darling Associates
Client Taylor Wimpey West London
SCOPE Design for the landscape portions of a combined scheme at Ashley House, Monck Street and No 1 Chadwick Terrace, Westminster. The commission related to two distinct spaces being a ground floor communal courtyard and a roof top terrace.
CONCEPTUAL RESPONSE ExA developed a rich conceptual response to the site drawing on the influence of water on various landscape located either with the ‘ravine’ or on the ‘hill tops’. The communal courtyard used a series of angular forms to reference the processes of water cutting into bedrock. Steps were narrowed to focus the view of feature trees and a play area, which utilised a 1300mm change in level between the sites.
ROOF TERRACE The roof terrace uses a series of sinuous lines to form communal spaces, which extend from the social to the intimate. The planting is of a rich and diverse palette with maximum credits being achieved by the Eco Code for Sustainable Homes standard.