We were commissioned by Historic Royal Palaces to develop designs for an extension to the eighteenth century Orangery at Kensington Palace. This is a scheduled Ancient monument, a Grade I listed Building and set within a royal palace and a park of national historic significance.
We developed our design in function of the now lost Wilderness Garden that once laid out northwards from the back of the Orangery, our hope being that the niches that we set out along our new north elevation would align with the paths of this lost garden.
‘‘This was a rare and important opportunity to add to one of England’s finest eighteenth century buildings.’’
ORANGERY EXTENSION, KENSINGTON PALACE,
We developed our designs to complement the proportioning system used by Hawksmoor in his original design. The relationship of red brick and Portland stone detailing was also designed to reflect the elements and style of this important English baroque building, complimenting the main façade with a subdued but confident stylistic resonance.
‘‘The details, scale, proportions and materials are all crafted in a way that pays homage to a great period of classical architecture in England.’’