David Landaw & Associates

 

The Terraces

David Landaw and Associates was the architectural practice responsible for the flats known as The Terraces, built on the corner of Finchley Road and Queen’s Terrace in the 1970s.

It has strong 5.5m circular balconies cantilevered off the brick detailed columns and sweeping terraces, all of which are set back on the upper floors to give the building its exciting three dimensional design. The horizontal design of the sweeping terraces and balconies is further emphasised by the use of brickwork pattern together with the ladder windows with their horizontal louvres bridging rooms and party walls.   The flats are constructed with a small number of materials – Crowborough Stock facings, dark grey aluminium windows and louvres, and light ivory-coloured soffits and beam edges.

Presumably because of traffic noise, after the completion of the building, various owners enclosed their balconies with aluminium glazing to match the original building.

The architect, William Rickard wrote later that:the resultant effect has been to diminish the three dimensional form of the original building.

 

This page was added on 03/07/2012.

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