London Road

Slough cooking 

A Postmodern wit characterises the work of growing practice Office S&M who in 2020 won BD Young Architect of the Year and inclusion in the AJ 40 under 40. On busy London Road in Slough, opposite a conservation area and listed school, the practice, after some negotiation with reluctant planners, is replacing an undistinguished post-war villa with a trio of townhouses. The colours and the unusual windows with chamfers, diamonds and expressive peaks were inspired by nearby structures. Authentic Futures provided a heritage statement that successfully justified the approach.