architecture / inspiration / materials

Leaves Façade in a Mayfair House- London

I have decided I want to move to London, so I am searching for studios that inspire me . 😀

Squire and Partners is one of those studios.

Having done some research on their  work I was fascinated by the   fact  that they take inspiration from different elements such as nature ,  the dance movement, historical paintings or the nearby buildings to develop their projects. Their projects seem to seek excellence in every aspect of design, and transmit a poetic concern for materials and careful detail.

Captura de pantalla 2013-10-16 a las 20.20.10

One of the projects that has caught my eye is the  “Mayfair House” .I was quite impressed by its façade. It is so contemporary and at the same time sensitive to the heritage context, a poetic and refined characteristic that underlies Squire and Partners projects.

Captura de pantalla 2013-10-16 a las 20.07.03                   

The “Mayfair House” is part conversion of an 18th century public house, and part new build, backing onto Red Lion Court.  The new build element facing Curzon Street takes inspiration from a nearby building covered in Virginia Creeper, and is clad in a metallic shingle taking the form of leaves on a vine.


The l coated folded aluminium leaves – 4,080 in total – subtly vary in tones of bronze to mimic organic growth patterns. Isn’t this façade amazing?


You can see more images at dezeen web page.



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