A two story development from a originally brick building from the 1950’s, gererously extended with a contemporary materials palette. Pressed aluminium panels with a black cladding, charred and using one of the most sustainable materials on the planet – Kebony.

The inspiration for the materials came from the industrial history and natural landscape that supports a canal through Burgess Park. The Architect wanted a natural cladding material which offered a black facard with hints of silver-grey running though it. Every angle changing the reflective qualities of the charred cladding, a biophilic and calming material.

Karl Harrison said I love the way the materials swap place between the two floors, black cladding with the Aluminium highlighting the clean form of the glazing for the second floor whilst the main facard of the lower floors have the opposite; aluminium panneling with a hint of black around the windows

Kebony is used by the UK manufacturer of ShouSugiBan because of its inherent beauty and also because it is incredibly sustainable. It has been isted in the Greentec Awards for 7 years and been the recipient of countless awards, from innovation to best construction materials.

Exterior Solutions Ltd have been working with Kebony since 2008 and developed a range of materials that are regularly specified for domestic and commercial projects.

Architect         Emulsion Architecture

Location          Albany Road, SE5 London

Cladding          “Minami No” Charred Kebony


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