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Client :
SA1 Waterside apartments
Swansea, Wales
2012
Norwegian Developments LLP
Project Description :

The development comprises of 25 high quality one, two and three bedroom residential apartments sitting above a retail podium. There is rear courtyard parking together with an element of secure parking within the building. 

 

Either end of the development is solid in mass. The buildings massing and the chosen materials both pay deference to the surrounding context. In this manner, each end acts as a ‘bookend’ to the more fluid and transparent central section of the scheme. The rake of the central section pays further deference to the setting and in particular the existing Norwegian Church.

 

The main aesthetic is one of horizontality emphasised by the sweeping curves of the predominantly glazed central section. This horizontality is further reinforced on the eastern ‘Bookend’ whilst cohesion between the bookends is provided by the linking each ends with the same brick finish.

 

A vertical element along the Quayside facade signifies the residential entrance which is further enhanced by a recess in the building line, this breaks up the frontage allowing public art/landscaping to animate the façade.

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