Philip Marsh of Drmm
Philip will present Faraday House, dRMM’s residential scheme forming part of the first phase of the Battersea Power Station redevelopment. The apartment building sits adjacent to one of the main railway lines into London, on the western edge of the existing masterplan. Standing on a site initially perceived as having diminished attractiveness due to the presence of the train tracks, Philip will describe the design’s success in embracing its unique position, making the most of sunlight and views to the river whilst acting as a playful marker of the regeneration for trains on the way into Victoria station. A comparatively small development in the wider context of the Battersea Power Station masterplan, Faraday House has brought delight in its form, material use, and typological arrangement to its linear plot long slim block, appearing as a stack of through apartments orientated east/west that shift in response to the curve of the railway. Its glistening blocks break down the building’s collective mass, generating a restless form defined by projecting and recessed boxes.