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Ampersand

By Darling Associates | London

09/25/2014

A landmark building inspired by both the past and future in London’s Soho neighbor- hood, Ampersand brings a sophisticated approach to design while integrating new features into its luxury residential units and high-spec offices.

At the heart of the office space is a spiraling staircase featuring balustrades overflowing with lush plants, designed by Paul Cocksedge. The vegetation is not just decoration, but a working garden—each plant cared for by individual members of the community. With the traditional central, load-bearing pillar removed, a new social space was revealed in the center.

“The Living Staircase is actually a combination of staircase and room, of movement and stillness, vertical and horizontal,” Cocksedge said. “At every turn, this is an opportunity to stop and look, smell, read, write, talk, meet, think, and rest. If a staircase is essentially about going from A to B, there is now a whole world living and breathing in the space between the two.”

Listed facades have been retained and improved while the entrance and reception area are larger and more logical. As part of the improvements made to the common areas, the lightwell serves as a focus at the heart of the scheme—with a new glazed exterior in the courtyards that rises to the rooftop and allows light into the building. A double-pitched mansard will also house the luxury duplex apartments at Ampersand, which is on target for a Building Research Establishment Environmental Assessment Method (BREEAM) rating.

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By Darling Associates | London

A landmark building inspired by both the past and future in London’s Soho neighbor- hood, Ampersand brings a sophisticated approach to design while integrating new features into its luxury residential units and high-spec offices.

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