Set within the Bunhill Fields and Finsbury Square Conservation Area, this office scheme in Shoreditch designed by London based architects Piercy & Company rebuilds and reworks the façade of a fire damaged Victorian building, authentically replicating key details, including brickwork, timber windows, and cornicing.
Working within complex rights to light constraints, the folded and angled TECU® Brass roof planes on the backside, along with large areas of glazing defines contemporary, light-filled offices. The dynamic architectural form is largely hidden from the street, revealing itself on the journey from reconstructed Victorian entrance and into the new spaces beyond.
Copper alloys are the new "highlight" façade materials: singular, extremely durable and distinctly "alive". One of the best-known copper alloys, Brass is given particular quality in the form of TECU® Brass, a special alloy of copper and zinc. TECU® Brass displays individual characteristics as it weathers naturally to exteriors. The original surface of TECU® Brass changes through from initial matting gradually to a greenish-brown, which further develops to greyish brown then dark brown/anthracite colours. Sloped areas such as roofs ultimately develop a patina surface, akin to that of pure copper, yet quite clearly different.
Office Building, Two Tabernacle Street, London (UK)
Piercy & Company, London (UK)
Albany Brent Ltd., London (UK)
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