With an increasingly competitive marketplace, there has been the temptation – with many, many developers taking the bait – to build something bigger, taller, shinier. To take the glitz and glamour of Orchard or the CBD and mold a condo in its image. One Draycott from Malaysian developers SDB is not like that. This bespoke condominium in the mature Ardmore Draycott residential enclave shuns such gimmickry as much as it oozes class.
One Draycott is a development where the passion of its owners is displayed in every element of its design. It is evident in the choice of architects – CarverHaggard one of London’s most exciting emerging architecture practices, and in the fact they chose Anna and David Hiscock to create an exclusive sculpture for the development, a sculpture whose theme runs through the entire project.
It is unique in many respects, not least because it is a new development in this area, one that was thought to be fully developed. A look at the shape of the site, as well as its relatively small size, and you can understand why it took a while to develop. SBD has embraced that though. They have spent a lot of money on world-renowned designers to ensure that the shape is not an issue it is a standout, differentiating feature of the project.
Units start on level 3 of the 18-story tower, a tower whose open structure has no concretes