Unveiling the Secrets of King's Road Iconic Oculus: An Architectural Marvel
At Alloy Fabweld, we take pride in developing unique designs and solutions for our clients. Our work with Berkeley Homes at King’s Road Park, Fulham, is a testament to our passion for architectural excellence. We worked closely with Berkeley Homes to develop the iconic ‘Occulus’ consisting of what we have termed ‘eyelashes’ to showcase their landscaped garden area. Within this, we developed feature staircases and glass finishes to complement this stunning development.
King's Road Park is a residential-led mixed-use development on 6 acres in Fulham, London. It is the last project of its scale in the South Fulham Riverside Regeneration Area.
The development creates over 1,800 homes, restores two Grade II listed buildings, and provides 100,000 sq. ft. of commercial space for an eclectic mix of restaurants, bars, and offices. Perfectly located in Zone 2 and only a 10-minute walk from both an Underground and Overground station, this sought-after address is well-connected and close to the very best that London has to offer.
The Inspiration Behind the Oculus
The Oculus is a stunning architectural marvel in King's Road Park, Fulham. Our team is expert architectural metalworkers at Alloy Fabweld. The ‘eyelashes’ consist of slender and curvaceous metalwork that curves elegantly to feature the garden, creating a striking contrast against the blue sky. The design of the Oculus was carefully crafted to enhance the landscaped garden area's beauty and provide an inviting visual to the development. Allowing a flow of natural light into the building below.
The ‘eyelashes’ consist of slender and curvaceous metalwork that curves elegantly to feature the garden, creating a striking contrast against the blue sky.
The Oculus is a key feature of King's Road Park and is a testament to the collaborative efforts of Alloy Fabweld and Berkeley Homes. The design of the Oculus was carefully considered to complement the surrounding architecture whilst creating a unique and striking visual feature. The Oculus is an example of how an architectural feature can be both functional and aesthetically pleasing.
The Technical Features of the Oculus
The Oculus is more than just a beautiful feature, it is also a technical marvel. The design of the Oculus was carefully considered to ensure that it was structurally sound whilst also meeting the aesthetic requirements of the client. The slender beams that form the ‘eyelashes’ are made from specially designed steel that is both strong and lightweight. This was important to ensure that the Oculus could be installed safely whilst also creating the desired visual effect.
The Oculus is also designed to be low maintenance. The structure that forms the ‘eyelashes’ are coated with a specially designed material that is resistant to weathering and requires minimal maintenance. This ensures that the Oculus will retain its stunning appearance for years to come.
Development at King’s Road Park
The Oculus has had a significant impact on the development at King's Road Park. The design of the Oculus has created a striking and memorable feature of the development. The ‘eyelashes’ provide a stunning contrast against the blue sky and create a sense of drama that draws the eye toward the development.
The development at King's Road Park has created new homes, commercial space, and public amenities in an area that was previously under-utilised. The Oculus has become a symbol of the regeneration of the area and has helped to raise the profile of the development. The Oculus is a testament to the collaborative efforts of Alloy Fabweld and Berkeley Homes and is a stunning example of architectural excellence.