Flats, Adie

Flats, Adie

Opposite the entrance to Imperial College Road is a block of flats that combine the tradition of London’s white stuccoed terraces with Modernist principles. The colour and treatment of the façade echoes the rusticated ground and first floors of the 19th-century houses nearby. Yet the metal-framed windows wrapping the corners, and the cantilevered balconies, are drawn from the Functionalist principles of 1930s architecture. Although the block is defiantly of its own period, its scale and proportion sit happily within the 19th-century streetscape.