Television Centre lead architects Paul Monaghan and Susie le Good do not skip a beat in their sense of quality and attention to detail. Their skillfulness lies in the use of natural light and the deft space planning, creating apartments that are intuitive to the ebb and flow of daily life.
Allford Hall Monaghan Morris has designed three duplex residences in the Helios and four lateral residences in the Crescent.
‘We believe in making places as well as buildings. Television Centre is full of character, it was important for our vision to retain the personality of the original tiling and mosaics, and all the features that made this such a remarkable place to begin with.’
Allford Hall Monaghan Morris designs buildings that are enjoyable to use, satisfying to look at and easy to understand. These are places that flourish over time, and it is a methodology that has garnered the practice much praise, accolades and devoted clients. In 2015, the firm won the RIBA Stirling Prize – Britain’s most prestigious architecture award. The practice’s robust portfolio spans important institutes, residences, masterplanning and corporate campuses, including Google’s new headquarters at King’s Cross and the refurbishment of the Tea Building in Shoreditch.
For many households, the kitchen is the central hub of activity and in Allford Hall Monaghan Morris’s residences at Television Centre, it is the heart of the home. Common space radiates outwards into the living space and the spacious private terrace, perfect for entertaining guests and alfresco dining.
A rich material palette combines walnut with sleek black basalt and cool grey surfaces. But in the guest cloakroom, a pop of brightly coloured glass surprises with a jolt of energy.