After taking the wallpaper pattern from The Grapes and using it as a balustrade, it was felt that this intervention was far too modest. The idea that this beautiful perforated pattern frames a patron’s view of the river when seated is still maintained in the new proposal but instead of creating something that was incredibly “outrospective”, the new design aims to add something to the rear elevation that addresses the river. The new design is a rather more drastic modular addition which in essence is a large cubic volume attached to the back of the building inspired in part from the volume designed in Skeleton. This creates a beautiful observation booth which also retains a sense of privacy.

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