FPA were approached to complete the modernisation of a large terrace townhouse in Pimlico that the clients had partially refurbished and extended using traditional idioms.
The traditional Georgian cellular layout of the property has inspired the blueprint of the refurbishment. The extensive use of a streamlined contemporary vocabulary is chosen over a faux vernacular.
FPA have approached the design as a series of self-contained spaces, each with bespoke features functional to the specific use of each room. They are conceived as stand-alone pieces that use a contemporary reinterpretation of the orthodox architectural lexicon and that work with the building, rather than against it.
The use of elementary geometries is complemented by precious materials and finishes that contribute to an overall feeling of understated luxury.
Photo by Lisa Castagner
LED strips beneath each cupboard add mood lighting and emphasise the design of the vanity unit.
Multiple light sources, wired to different circuits, will give you the most flexibility in any room. Here, Francesco Pierazzi Architects has buried LEDs into the ceiling and beneath the wall units for unobtrusive illumination. For more functional lighting, there are strips at the edges of the basin within the mirrored cabinets. - filomena_bellisario