Bedford Gardens, Kensington, London

Project Overview

Architecture in Kensington

Following successfully obtaining planning permission with our client for a residential architectural project in Kensington and Chelsea, we were invited to design an external office space within the boundaries of the garden. Similar projects of this nature have already been undertaken on the same road, and this is an exciting opportunity for us to create a really special piece of modern architecture.

Modern Light-Filled Interior

The entrance to the office pavilion would be north-facing. Sketches of the idea developed a space with a high ceiling height supplemented with a lowered subterranean entrance. At the front would be a series of large windows that look back up the garden; ventilated at the top; which would allow lots of natural light in as well as views across the garden. There would also be a feature staircase to a glass panelled mezzanine level which could be used for meetings and offers another perspective and experience. This mezzanine level would be supported on one corner with a slanted column.

Sustainable Architecture in London

The design encompasses a sedum roof with a long geometric skylight, allowing light to illuminate the staircase below. Later on in the day it would also allow sunlight to directly light the meeting space mezzanine level. The cantilevered desk at the ground floor would sit at the same level as the garden and allow for a very different working experience.

Key Project Features
  • Project Status: Design Process
  • Luxury Garden Pavilion to Residential Property
  • Split Level Floorplan with Green Roof
  • Large Windows for Natural Light