High above the streets of London, you will find many ''Roof Top Spots'' where new architecture can spring up and look down on the rich tapestry that is London Town. D*Haus was asked initially to see what was possible in terms of designing a new luxury penthouse apartment on top of and annexing on to a beautiful 1920's Art Deco brick mansion block. We carried out a series of form finding exercieses and researched into the ''rights of light'' requirements that would slowly shape our current design. We resisted a super modern form and instead looked to the original Deco building for the design guidelines. We were fascinated with the original brick bands that made up the intense formal facade, then taking a lead from original mansard roof, we forged the form of the penthouse, This was a very sensitive site but working closely with the planners we had a successful planning application granted in 2014.