|Location||London, United Kingdom|
|Description||The Architecture and the Interiors of new accommodation of 3,500 sm to a 240 year old estate including a new swimming pool as well as the Interior Design of the existing Grade 1 listed building|
Inarc Design Hong Kong Limited was commissioned to provide the master plan, the Architecture and the Interiors for the renovations and additions to the 25,000 sm estate of the King’s Observatory, Richmond, United Kingdom. The King’s Observatory was originally designed by Sir William Chambers and built in 1769 for King George III to enable him to watch the transit of Venus. In 1802, Lancelot (Capability) Brown re-designed the landscape of the estate and the surrounding Kew Gardens. Today, the King’s Observatory is designated as a Grade I listed building, owned by the Crown Estates and is located in the Old Deer Park which is part of Kew and Richmond Gardens.
A unique modern design solution for the Architecture was created by connecting the existing building via an underground passage to a new, below ground ancillary building of approximately 3,500 sm that will accommodate a swimming pool and twelve (12) bedrooms with ensuite bathrooms around two (2) sunken courtyards together with a large garage for approximately twenty (20) vehicles.