Avenue Heights

Crouch End, London

The project brief was to extend a existing linear residential block on the edge of Crouch End, North London. As the design developed, the client extended the works to demolish and rebuild the linear block to improve the quality of the apartments whilst maintaining the contemporary architectural style.

The extension provides a full additional storey at 2nd and 3rd floor, with the 4th floor extending at one end only to create a small tower effect.

A set back is created at 2nd floor, around the full perimeter of the extension, to create a clear and comfortable separation between the new and old. This continous 'shadow gap' further enhances the horizontal laguage which is inherent for a building of this nature.