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Q&A with associate Luke Douglas of Patterson Associates.

How did the Ford Penthouse project come about?

Director Andrew Mitchell and I were leading the project team for the Ford Residences when the penthouse developed into a full fit out and interiors project. This was about the time construction was beginning on the apartments, which meant we still had time to get the best penthouse layout coordinated with the rest of the building. It was essentially a clean slate.

There were a lot of restrictions around the existing Ford factory and the Category-1 listed Dilworth Terrace houses on the adjacent site that needed to be taken into account. How does the design respond?

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June 2019