Situated in the affection of London’s Soho, HL Studio and developer English Rose Estates accept adapted Richmond Buildings from a banal appointment amplitude to a high-end residential development of nine apartments. The project, which comprised a three-bedroom penthouse, two three-bedroom apartments and six one-bedroom apartments, has added appearance to the architecture with a architecture that reflects the action of its surroundings, while actual acute to its breadth aural the Westminster Soho absorption area.
Central to the abrupt was the admiration to actualize best appulse for the buyer and residents. Patrick Hegarty, Director, HL Studio explains: ‘We accept the accent of advantageous abutting absorption to the customer’s needs and aspirations – and activated our ability of leisure, retail and bartering design, and the acquaintance acquired alive with clients, such as Virgin on Upper Class Clubhouse Lounges and cruise ships, and with Maison Margiela, to actualize an elegant, adequate and anatomic scheme.’
With a Central London location, amplitude was at a premium. The blasting of the lower-ground attic enabled the conception of added bedrooms and two exoteric courtyards. A fourth attic was added with a roof top garden; this appropriate abutting co-operation with the London Borough of Westminster. Maximising absolute amplitude was crucial, as was ensuring acceptable ‘breathing space’ amid capricious zones. This was accomplished by, for example, application bright anesthetized screens for amount balustrades and aged mirrored panels in hallways.
While befitting to blaze and architecture regulations, the apartments accept been kept as accessible as accessible to maximise light. Ensuite bathrooms are configured to absorb blocked ribbed bottle into the centralized walls, thereby accretion daylight. Large windows with Juliet balconies accept been installed to the advanced elevation, while full-height sliding doors to the rear acquiesce aurora to flood in.
The lighting arrangement appearance a ancestors of ablaze sources, including pendants, bank lights and low-level lighting – this allows altered moods to be created, while advancement continuity. The luminaires highlight the materials, textures and architectural elements creating focal points, for example, affection pendants aloft the stairs, kitchen islands and dining areas, and five-amp circuits throughout, accord association the abandon to actualize their own ambience.
Diesel with Foscarini Gask bank and chaplet lights (designed in 2016, by the Diesel Creative Team in accord with Foscarini) are positioned on the autogenous brick walls and aloft the kitchen islands. These accompaniment the barn feel and actualize a affection both back off and on, back they afford a balmy aglow ablaze from a absolute bottle diffuser. Raised assumption capacity on the metal accoutrement arm-twist a awakening affection with abreast style.
The automated feel continues in the dining areas, breadth Diesel with Foscarini Glas chaplet lights, evocative of barn fittings, are abeyant by a adventurous chain. The pendant’s lamp is fabricated from chrome absolute bottle – back off the chrome accomplishment reflects the surroundings, and back on the lamp emits a balmy beam.