March 2013

Telegraph LCP

The Saturday Telegraph magazine published an article about Artist Jessica Quinn who lives in one of our Hillside Houses.

Heavily reinforced retaining walls were an essential part of the project, and Russell, who is clearly adept at making a virtue of necessity, saw this as an excellent opportunity to borrow an elegant trick from the renowned Japanese architect Tadao Ando, who made his name using exposed concrete to spectacular effect. It works brilliantly in Russell’s design too. The texture of the concrete is brought to life as light falls down across its rough surface and it, in turn, energises the restrained, understated ground-floor space.