Hendon Phase 3c


A block of 75 homes with shops and cafés below, greets us as we arrive from the Station and frames a new

public space leading down to the Welsh Harp Reservoir.

On the water side, facing South, a simple adjustment has been made to the volume which steps out to create

deeply framed balconies, as if carved from a solid masonry block.

The transition from the busy street to the quiet waterside is reflected in the character of the façades and the

orientation of windows and balconies. Each frontage differs in response to its context, both to optimise the quality of interiors and to set up positive dialogues with the surrounding buildings and spaces.

Forming a relationship with the Reservoir

Carved solidity; responsive to Context

Meeting Ground and Sky

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