Coffey Architect’s latest completed project, a 36,000+ sq ft commercial building in London’s King’s Cross, has been featured on Dezeen.
Built as part of the development of the King’s Cross area of London, the office block completes a row of buildings that contains the pink R7 building designed by Morris + Company and Fumihiko Maki’s Aga Khan Centre.
Coffey Architects derived the form of the three-storey office block from the grade II-listed mainline and underground railway tunnels that lead to the nearby station, which the building stands directly above.
The structural grid, combined with a desire to allow daylight into the building, lead the studio to align the building diagonally with a series of pitched roofs running between the two streets on the corner site.
These pitched roofs create distinctive rooflines on the block’s two street-facing facades and help mark the office as a landmark building at the edge of the King’s Cross development.