187-195 Oxford Street
This project is a refurbishment of a 1960's commercial building. One floor has been added to the structure to provide extra office space. The new fašade on Oxford Street, London's busiest shopping thoroughfare, consists of a number of projecting hexagonal bays, which offer the inhabitants side views along the street. The architects describe the fašade as 'jewel-like'. It is not instantly recognisable as a Future System's project, given the precedents of Selfridges Birmingham and Lord's Media Centre. The angular geometry is a world away from these projects. However, it is vast improvement over what was there before, and looking up above the shop fronts, it is a much needed, eyecatching addition to this famous street.