Weeks Gas – East Rail 2

The latest project on East Rail 2 is Weeks Gas. Although it won’t ever be confused for an architectural masterpiece, it is iconic in the area by virtue of its front and center location at the entrance to the industrial park. Building flats are typically visually jarring and generally don’t work. You can get away with them however, if you keep them short and can hide the edges so you aren’t dealing with layout-to-backdrop perspective problems. In this case it wraps around a column in the corner of the room and both ends are hidden. Construction was done via traditional means of painted styrene, not photo laminates.

Here’s the prototype in 2011.