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Hawkins Brown Architects - HKR Hoxton

This architectural photography film shows HKR Hoxton project in London by the amazing Hawkins Brown Architects.

Located on the incredibly busy and hectic Hackney Road, this building contains 83 homes, a cinema, a children’s play area and gym. A car-free structure, it provides extensive bike storage.

In pulling back from the road at ground level it creates a wider avenue, lined by retained London plane trees, and creating a buffered entrance zone for the commercial premises.

Inspired by the nearby listed buildings by such architect-luminaries as Erno Goldfinger, Bethold Lubetkin and Denys Lasdun, and despite being the tallest building created in the area since the 1970s, the architecture responds deftly to the smaller scale of the surrounding Victorian structures, sitting comfortably in its context.

The residences are located around a first floor courtyard, with communal gallery access, enabling double aspects to many of the flats. Large windows maximise the views and balconies are sheltered so as to be usable during the all too frequent UK rain.

I was fortunate to do a few trips here, to capture different lighting on the stunning cor-ten cladding and also to film the building showing the Hackney Road context.

Architectural Photography and videography completed over two days. All images copyright Simon Kennedy, London Architectural Photographer.