This is a straightforward vertical stacking of Roberts’ original model cottage. In this type the subtle differences in the width of the galleries and location of doors makes for significant differences. The galleries at Cobden show only occasional use for drying rugs or storage. This is likely due to the way in which the front doors are somewhat separate from this space located behind the ‘carved’ white plane. This surface creates an additional threshold but removes the sense that the gallery can be an extension of the home.
- street (city) ⇒ enter stair void (threshold) ⇒ stair (ascend) ⇒ landing ⇒ door (one of four)
- street (city) ⇒ building door (boundary) ⇒ lobby ⇒ stair (ascend) ⇒ landing ⇒ door (one of four)
The Cobden Building is the right-most building in the plan below.
- Black & white image courtesy of the London Metropolitan Archive (https://collage.cityoflondon.gov.uk).
- Colour image from http://www.ucl.ac.uk/ramble-london/all-walks/walk1.
- Street View courtesy of Google Maps.
- Map courtesy of OS Digimap.
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