Gasholders – King’s Cross
Won through an invited competition in 2013, this project is for the interior architecture of 145 apartments and penthouses for Argent in King’s Cross in London.
The new building, designed by Wilkinson Eyre Architects, places three drums of accommodation within three interconnected, refurbished cast-iron gasholder frames.
With the juxtaposition of the ornate Victorian engineering and the new high-tech insertions as a starting point, we aimed to create an interior architecture that heightened the enjoyment of the unique characteristics of these circular buildings. We sought to articulate the mechanical character of the building, while creating elegant, but grounded, interiors through the use of industrial materials such as resin, steel, brass, fumed timber and precast concrete.