Town House, Kingston University, Kingston Upon Thames, United Kingdom. Architect: Grafton Architects, 2019.
|:||Top floor canteen. Town House, Kingston University, Kingston Upon Thames, United Kingdom. Architect: Grafton Architects, 2019.|
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|:||Town House, Kingston University|
|:||Town House, Kingston University, Kingston Upon Thames, United Kingdom. Architect: Grafton Architects, 2019.|
|:||Kingston Upon Thames|
|:||The form in plan sidesteps mature trees, recedes to form permeable edges, shade from sun and rain, to form permeable thresholds setting the stage for public life. The open undercroft colonnade at ground floor level invites public use and activity. The three cascading terraces, which form part of the facade, form hanging gardens giving a sense of the landscape connecting from ground level to the top of the building. The organisation makes a three-dimensional matrix, one singular complex space, which links the various elements of the brief to one another, while at the same time giving each its own identity and privacy. Spaces and uses interlock, overlap, connect physically or visually. This environment encourages collaboration and exchange. A grand open stair weaves its way up through the building forming a connection between the interwoven volumes and uses. Perimeter circulation, sometimes semi-external, is combined with internal circulation in order to liberate the organisation and give a sense of openness and choice of movement through the building.|
|:||architecture; education; Europe; United Kingdom; Surrey; Kingston Upon Thames; Penrhyn Road; 2019; 21st Century; 3 people; incidental people; Full Frame; room view; day; interior; Kingston University; Kingston; University; Town House; Grafton; Grafton Architects; Modern; Pritzker Prize; canteen; colour brow; colour grey; wood; colour red; table; chair; cafe; restaurant; window; top floor|