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19-22 Rodmarton Street

As part of The Portman Estate’s ongoing strategic plan to maintain and improve its properties, this project enhances Rodmarton Street’s residential character by replacing dilapidated mews buildings with four high-quality, sustainable living spaces.

As part of The Portman Estate’s ongoing strategic plan to maintain and improve its properties, this project enhances Rodmarton Street’s residential character by replacing dilapidated mews buildings with four high-quality, sustainable living spaces.

1010 Rodmarton Street

The redevelopment comprises one 3-bedroom townhouse, two 2-bedroom maisonettes, one 2-bedroom flat and two garages. As the site is located within the curtilage of a number of listed buildings, low profile massing and a series of linear pitch roofs are adopted to reinstate the prevailing roofscape.

1010 Rodmarton Street

1010 Rodmarton Street

1010 Rodmarton Street

In order to optimise the potential of the site, which comprised three 15m deep semi-enclosed plots surrounded by taller Georgian terraces and a music studio, an inward-looking design solution was proposed. Internal courtyards and lightwells are introduced to the townhouse and maisonettes to enhance both daylight penetration and natural ventilation.

1010 Rodmarton Street

1010 Rodmarton Street

The design of the street façade is a modern interpretation of the mews typology which preserves the local street character. The simple brick canvas is articulated with contemporary oak windows at all levels to provide ample daylight to the living spaces. Internally, the project comprises of a complex and elegant sequence of spaces where the architecture, the engineering and the services are completely integrated to produce a dramatic, space-efficient solution on a tight site in the Portman Estate Conservation Area.

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Seen this week

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Sculpture in the City, Art for Everyone

SEEN thoroughly enjoyed a preview of the 18 new artworks around the financial district’s square mile. Set up by The City of London in 2010, this excellent initiative expands its footprint every year, improving the area and proving that when people are happy, they work better.

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Alex Evans at the Foundry Gallery, Chelsea Quarter: LDF17

The astute reader will have noticed that SEEN loves art about London. There are many artists in this city who draw (pun intended) their inspiration from it, none more so than Alex Evans whose fractal renderings hint at the entropic nature of urban life and perhaps also our anxieties and isolation in the 21st century. His latest exhibition ‘Invisible Systems’ can be seen at the Foundry Gallery, tucked away off the King’s Road until 26th October.