Luxury is beyond necessity – plenty.
Architecturally it is grand.
GRAND – adjective –
-magnificent and imposing in appearance, size, or style
-large, ambitious, or impressive in scope or scale
– denoting the largest or most important item of its kind
My proposal is of uniting the buildings by creating a grand courtyard- with an emphasis on the Crescent building.
Emphasising the existing elements such as the unique spiral stair-case and light wells, I have created two sets of units.
The circulation is created to provide an all-round access- uniting the surrounding buildings and creating the feel of a grand courtyard.
The south side has been excavated further by 3.8 meters to stretch the impact of a south facing garden, creating a sense of monumentality beneath the arches as well as providing unique spaces for use by the public and the residents.
The emphasis on double height spaces creates a grand atmosphere and allows for non-standard unit layouts- with a focus on stairs. Overall, my design is luxurious because it unites the existing buildings – adding a new dynamic that is not just more spacious, but also more imposing.