CANAWAY FLEMING ARCHITECTS
On a site located between the Paddington Arm of the Grand Union Canal and Harrow Road in West London, proposals for a new mixed use development of 20 flats and retail units were developed by Canaway Fleming for developers Vabel. The site provided an exciting opportunity to design a building that needed to respond to a street frontage on one side and a canal side to the other.
Influenced by the form of long boats along the canal, horizontal elements facing the canal provide views of the canal to the east and west and the city to the south. Facing Harrow Road a deep brickwork facade provides privacy and relief from the busy street with openings influenced by the rhythm of traditional and modern facades of adjacent buildings.