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The New American Embassy
发布时间:2018-05-22 16:17:42   点击:次   来源:   
【机构】Kieran Timberlake
【篇名】The New American Embassy
【来源】RIBA Journal, 2018, No.3:22-30

Overcoming security concerns while being neighbourly and green, Kieran Timberlake’s new American Embassy faced serious challenges. Friendly fortress or mysterious monolith?


Nine Elms solid and void: the American Embassy is a large cube balancing the space between Battersea Power Station’s chimneys.


 
Solar shading is also a shield against prying eyes, but achieves a sculptural quality.

 
Complete, but awaiting its landscape and pond, with new Nine Elms rising behind.


 
The eagle has nested inside, to the rear wall of the main entrance.

 
One of the double height garden areas, open to the air.


 
The view towards Whitehall is direct even if the journey is not.


 
Originally intended to include more photovoltaics, the solar shading in ETFE foil is nothing if not sculptural.