norman foster + frank gehry reveal interiors for battersea power station
 
norman foster + frank gehry reveal interiors for battersea power station
oct 07, 2014

norman foster + frank gehry reveal interiors for battersea power station

norman foster + frank gehry reveal interiors for battersea power station
all images © battersea power station development company

 

 

 

the first interior designs for the battersea power station residences have been revealed, with 1,305 units to be built during phase three of the ongoing development. the properties, crafted by frank gehry and norman foster, will be spread across a variety of buildings, organized around a pedestrianized promenade named the ‘electric boulevard’. a studio apartment will cost buyers £495,000, while four bedroom properties have been priced upwards of £3.2 million. the mixed-use scheme includes 103 affordable homes, a doctor’s clinic, a commercial gym, a 167 room hotel, and a range of shops, cafés and restaurants.

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carefully positioned voids in foster’s design establish views towards the power station

 

 

 

the foster + partners‘ designed ‘battersea roof gardens’ features a rippling façade with contours that complement the site’s existing architecture. carefully positioned voids establish views towards the power station, which in turn create three-storey-high gardens at the upper levels.

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resident’s lounge within ‘battersea roof gardens’

 

 

 

adopting a subtle 1930s theme, there are two high-spec finishes available to residents: ‘cloud’ and ‘steam’. the horizontal tiling of the turbine hall serves as the basis for the ‘cloud’ palette, while ‘steam’ draws on the color tones inside the control room, feauring warm gold tones. each home also boasts a winter garden providing expansive views across the city from insulated glass enclosures. above, a planted terrace forms one of the largest roof gardens in london.

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inside one of frank gehry’s apartment units

 

 

 

to the east of the electric boulevard, frank gehry has designed a cluster of five buildings that together comprise ‘prospect palace’. referencing london’s john nash regency terraces, the structures each offer a sense of individuality with no two apartments the same. similar to foster’s design, gehry’s interiors are available in two color palettes: ‘london’ and ‘LA’. the ‘london’ concept includes details such as metallic kitchens and rich chevron wood flooring; whereas ‘LA’ boasts features such as sawn wood fronted kitchen cabinets.

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interiors are available in two color palettes: ‘london’ and ‘LA’

 

 

 

penthouse apartments on the top floors are two-storey duplexes with vertical, open spaces between them. there are also two-storey townhouses at garden level with double height volumes, while corner units are found in the end portions of the plan.

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frank gehry-designed resident’s lounge within ‘the flower’

 

 

 

additional on-site amenities range from lounge and bar areas with a mixture of private and public rooms, to gym and fitness centers. ‘the flower’, the centerpiece structure at the heart of gehry’s design, contains extensive social, lounge, library and work spaces, spilling out onto the residents’ gardens and overlooking the electric boulevard below.

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rippling façades with defined contours complement the site’s existing architecture

 

 

 

‘this launch is a very special residential offering; the opportunity to be right above london’s newest pedestrianized high street and at the impressive gateway to the power station’, explained rob tincknell, chief executive officer of BPSDC. ‘the designs from foster + partners and gehry partners are unique amongst other london developments and will be extremely creative and exciting places for people to live in.’

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the scheme is organized around a pedestrianized promenade named the ‘electric boulevard’

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gehry’s role involves the design of ‘prospect place’ (left), and ‘the flower’ (right)

  • Not being fussy, his (Gehry) make building looks nice but the facades are and will be a nightmare to maintain and clean… I think his designs are not to last long, but only time will tell

    Wbda
  • i totally desagree with you, this project ls aestetically really good for me and not all but some gehry projetcs are wonderfull like the last in paris.

    giorgio righi riva
  • I live and was born in Los Angeles and while I can be quite proud of my home town, as anyone would, I am not happy with the architecture / sculpture of Frank Gehry. The interior spaces look fantastic and the exteriors are jumbled, disjointed and chaotic. I find them to be without grace and without elegance. He is a fine man but I am always disappointed when I see another one of his creations.

    Ron Smith

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