graham brenton mckay
Inverted Arcs This proposal was for the site of the former Fort Pitt built to defend Britain against Napoleon by commanding the River Medway and the naval docks and shipbuilding yards of Chatham. An existing university complex loomed over Rochester Castle and Rochester Cathedral and was particularly visible from trains entering Rochester. Any housing proposal needed to be understated. The siting, shape, facades and materials of this apartment proposal were intended to appear as if municipal buildings. The gap between the buildings preserves the summit and permits maximum view angles out. When seen from passing trains, the gap appears constant and produces the illusion of the two buildings gently rotating relative to each other. The required accommodation of different tenures and mixes was enabled within the footprint of the existing development, within strict height limits, and without detracting from the site or the city. Proof of concept was established.
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Inverted Arcs This proposal was for the site of the former Fort Pitt built to defend Britain against Napoleon by commanding the River Medway and the naval docks and shipbuilding yards of Chatham. An existing university complex loomed over Rochester Castle and Rochester Cathedral and was particularly visible from trains entering Rochester. Any housing proposal needed to be understated. The siting, shape, facades and materials of this apartment proposal were intended to appear as if municipal buildings. The gap between the buildings preserves the summit and permits maximum view angles out. When seen from passing trains, the gap appears constant and produces the illusion of the two buildings gently rotating relative to each other. The required accommodation of different tenures and mixes was enabled within the footprint of the existing development, within strict height limits, and without detracting from the site or the city. Proof of concept was established.
graham brenton mckay
graham brenton mckay
Inverted Arcs This proposal was for the site of the former Fort Pitt built to defend Britain against Napoleon by commanding the River Medway and the naval docks and shipbuilding yards of Chatham.
An existing university complex loomed over Rochester Castle and Rochester Cathedral and was particularly visible from trains entering Rochester. Any housing proposal needed to be understated. The siting, shape, facades and materials of this apartment proposal were therefore intended to appear as if municipal buildings.
The gap between the buildings preserves the summit and permits maximum view angles out. When seen from passing trains, the gap appears constant and produces the illusion of the two buildings gently rotating relative to each other.
The required accommodation of different tenures and mixes was enabled within the footprint of the existing development, within strict height limits, and without detracting from the site or the city. Proof of concept was established.