Solidspace and AHMM take urban living to a new level with Weston Street
Weston Street, the new residential development by forward-thinking property specialists Solidspace and award-winning architecture firm AHMM, has a special place in developer Roger Zogolovitch’s heart. Not only is this modern boutique apartment complex the culmination of years of discussion, research and development, but it also occupies the site of an old warehouse building, which once functioned as his office. On top of this, the building occupies a tricky infill site in central London.
‘[The site] demonstrates how an imaginative engagement with the fixed constraints of the gap site has become the driver of this project’, says Zogolovitch. ‘It plays on memory of this particular location in the city, while offering a new vision of living to its residents. It is a tribute to a long lasting creative collaboration with Simon and our wider team.’
‘It is a tale of “slow architecture”. Of ideas arriving in searching conversations over many years of ‘breakfasting with Roger Zog’. But slow architecture pays with the production of a crafted urban palazzo, part Milanese but rooted in Bermondsey’, adds AHMM’s Simon Alford.
The result was a brand new mixed-use, mid-rise building that includes eight airy and light filled apartments and a commercial element on the ground level, which will become office space. Each residence has outside space in the form of either a terrace, or a sleek balcony jutting out of the building’s brick clad volume. The project, which is based in Southwark, near London Bridge, is covered in a sophisticated, hand-finished Wienerberger bricks in a light, creamy-grey tone.
Inside, the apartments are immaculately detailed, generous and welcoming, sporting a combination of warm timber cladding (finished in either oak or walnut), cabinetry and floors, and raw, poured in situ concrete. The modern interior also features Solidspace’s signature split-level spaces, which result in double-height living areas, all linked together by a central circulation core. Each apartment is different, but they all share these key common features, as well as large openings and skylights that flood the interior with light.
The dual aspect apartments range from two to three bedrooms, spread generously across the complex’s sculpturally cascading form. They interlock vertically and horizontally within the design, using communal stairs and two separate entrances each. Owners can specify their own finishes, as well as choose from existing options, making this development as flexible as it is modern and practical; a perfect haven of contemporary urban living.