Luma King’s Cross
Location Lewis Cubitt Park, King's Cross
Status On site
Luma is Squire and Partners’ first building in Argent’s King’s Cross development. The 61 apartment scheme occupies a prime position between Lewis Cubitt Park and Jellicoe Gardens, with a design which knits into the evolving urban setting and references the surrounding natural landscape.
The building establishes a strong visual and physical connection between the two gardens with a central glazed residential entrance, and apartment layouts which ensure that all residences enjoy park views, many with dual aspect. In a nod to the former industrial character of King’s Cross, the design creates a pair of warehouse-style buildings within an elegant contemporary envelope.
Facade designs allude to the history of King’s Cross as a significant railway terminus with an intricately detailed contemporary envelope organised by a rational masonry frame. Elevations are characterised by splayed bays which undulate within the primary building line to create striking geometric balconies. The façade is further animated with a bespoke pattern featuring at a varying scale on decorative latticed screens and on bas-relief aluminium and concrete panels.
Client Argent LLP
Facade Engineer FMDC
Interior Designer Conran + Partners
Landscape Architect Tom Stuart-Smith
Quantity Surveyor Gardiner & Theobald
Services Hoare Lea