Ian Ritchie Architects

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Roy Square

Roy Square: Watergarden main poolThe architecture is a contemporary interpretation of Georgian urban residential architecture. The use of the site is primarily residential.  The organisation of the accommodation has aimed to:
–    create an identifiable urban development – a city block.
–     provide a mix of 1, 2 and 3 bedroom apartments and business accommodation at street level.
–    create an internal landscape to provide an internal focus and sense of place which is both private and communal, and which respects the needs of both.
–    create a public pedestrian route from the north (Limehouse Basin)     through the site to link with the public access to the Thames at Blyth’s Jetty.
–    create an opportunity for future development to be related to the site,     particularly to the north. The architecture of the scheme is informed by the following:
–    respecting the quality of existing conservation area riverside housing.
–    creating a positive ‘street-house’ relationship, both on Narrow     Street and within the new development, consistent with the historical residential footprint of the area.
–    expanding the material feel given by the few neighbouring buildings.

Journal Articles
08/1991 BAUMEISTER
12/1989 L'ARCHITECTURE D'AUJOURD'HUI
09/1989 ARCHITECTURAL REVIEW
05/1989 ARCHITECTURAL REVIEW
03/1989 FINANCIAL TIMES
02/1989 BUILDING HOMES supplement
02/1989 ARCHITECTS' JOURNAL
12/1987 TECHNIQUES ET ARCHITECTURE
04/1987 ARCHITECTS' JOURNAL
03/1987 ARCHITECTS' JOURNAL

Roy Square

London, UK

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