SDB is pleased to announce a new award for John Fisher Street (Darbishire Place) which is The Best Housing Design Award by the BRICK Awards.
“Project: Darbishire Place
Architect: Niall McLaughlin Architects
Specialist Brickwork Contractor: Sandwood Design and Build
Brick: Wienerberger; Marzaile
The building is simple, direct, without fuss, frivolity or fancy. There are however moments of architectural delight, which become apparent. The window surrounds in a subtly projecting and tapering precast architectural stone trim, bring sensitive and subtle articulation to what would otherwise be a rather banal building. Two zones of stacked corner balconies are designed with a bespoke precast tapering blade column, which accentuate the relationship of the building users to the public realm they face. This is a fine example of a well-executed residential development firmly rooted within the London Vernacular. It repairs a part of London’s streetscape damaged through World War II, and in that respect, follows a pre-determined role within a wider street grain of similarly sized building blocks of similar rhythm, scale and articulation.”
(The Brick Awards)
- On November 25, 2015