26 Orsman Road

Situated directly on the Regent’s Canal, the new building provides 40 new homes (24 privately-owned, 8 shared ownership and 8 social rented apartments) above a creative office complex. The design directly responds to and celebrates the character of this previously industrial landscape, with new accommodation enclosed within a copper carapace, layered behind ivy screens, gabian walls and timber walkways. This layering explores the process of ‘delamination’ formerly evident on the site, with interstitial space creating opportunities for new natural habitats to flourish.