Private Residence, Chalk Farm
Project Private Residence, Chalk Farm
Client Confidential
Value £7m
Design Team GMA Architecture
Structural Solution This new build house is to be formed using a a piled RC shell to the GF and lower levels, with a composite steel/concrete frame to the upper levels. The changing layouts between levels, and requirements for large open space within the basement level/pool area have required some long span transfer structures. These have been integrated with the services strategy to keep ceiling heights to a maximum.
To the upper levels, edge supports are provided by steel posts, installed post-pour between concrete slabs, allowing a standard wall build up with no intrusion of structure into the internal spaces. The roof is to be formed using a steel frame, profiled to suit the complex mansard arrangement, with traditional timber infill and slate over.
Throughout the frame, RC profiles have been slimmed to ensure maximum efficiency, with recycled aggregates and GGBS specified to reduce the carbon footprint of the build.