Thames Tower sits head and shoulders above its rivals in the revitalised Thames Valley. It’s yet another inspired collaboration by developers Landid and Brockton Capital.
Large antique copper kettles often used as planters now become pendants. Suspended over café tables their insides polished, clustered filament bulbs echo pollen stamens.
The design concept was to create an internal garden. To be both an oasis of calm and a source of inspiration. A communal space where all its residents can get a real sense of belonging and wellbeing.
The perimeter walls are painted in a soft grey with the higher sections and drifting into the ceiling element with the subtle shadow effect of foliage – as if cast from the hanging spheres, giving a continuing sense of omnipresent foliage.
The flow seat is formed as one complete singular movement - part garden sculpture, part work station, echoes the slatted timber language found in park gardens.
A place to take 5 from the corporate confines of an office or a more inspiring environment to brain storm the next big idea.
Hand-made terracotta tiles from Cotto Etrusco, Italy have been designed uniquely for this scheme.
The hand dipped glazed edges randomly scattered with full glazed tiles give the appearance of tree shadows when looking away from the light. Into the light they become puddles of water.