The Glass Building, Camden Town, London

Date Built
Jamestown Road, Camden Town, London
The Glass Building, on Jamestown Road in Camden, is a mixed residential and retail development.  In all it features 24 shell sale apartments, 8 affordable apartments, a restaurant and retail spaces at street level.  The architects, CZWG, say on their website that, "In a street of buildings historically related to storage and manufacture, this scheme celebrates these former uses with a series of big interlocking drums of differing heights."  Since the glazing on each successive floor is setback slightly, they say that this gives, " ... the effect of small telescopic gasometers."  The total value of the project is listed as £3.5m.