The Sphere : 201 residential units
Reworking an existing planning permission, the original curved forms and primary volumes have been sculpted using simple planes of solid cladding and glass. This has created a sophisticated arrangement of private balconies that enhance life quality and lend scale and relief to the façades. A raised courtyard, with parking beneath, allows the mezzanine levels of ground floor retail units and restaurants to spill life and activity into the centre of the development, nurturing a sense of locale. Rich materials add tactile and visual quality to what has proved to be a very popular development.