More than a lonely bus shelter… A catering facility for the many bus drivers and inspectors has been brought into the 21st century with a statement black building in Lewisham.
The charred timber cladding is made in the UK. It’s predominantly charred cladding and often used to close the exterior envelope of a building.
It is a relatively small structure, much bigger than a bus shelter and by comparing to other work place rest areas is quite impressive. The building, surrounded by the standard bus facility parking area, nothing too exciting which give the building every opportunity to stand out. This building is different its black, crisp and inspiring.
Furthermore, 140 square metres of charred Larch and Cedar, handmade in the UK and delivered to site on time – whilst meeting the high-quality demands of Canary Wharf contractors. Shou Sugi Ban™ Cladding materials for this project have been supplied by Exterior Solutions Ltd.
Simple steel platform feet support the 125mm posts with a finish to match the cladding. Plenty of knots in this material offer a more natural and biophilic appreciation to the surface.
Karl Harrison said, “A simple tongue, groove with v-joint is, sometimes, all you need. There not always the need to over complicate a cladding surface.”
Credits and Further information
- Materials – Charred Larch and Charred Cedar Cladding
- Installed by – Karl Harrison Landscapes Ltd
- Location – Lewisham, Bus Facility, London
- Architect – TFL
- Main contractor – Quinn London Ltd
- Cladding completed – 2016
This project was completed in 2016 and photographed in 2016.