Further Shortlist Success for Foster Lomas in The ID&A 2014 City Space Award

design et al are delighted to announce the further shortlist success for Foster Lomas in the City Space Award with the Riverside Penthouse in London.

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This newly refurbished penthouse is situated on London’s South Bank and boasts panoramic views over the river. The design of this magnificent penthouse drew inspiration from the client’s travels to the South of France and Morocco and his love of the Art Deco period. These memories and interests helped Foster Lomas to develop a concept for the whole apartment. These influences manifest themselves as subtle echoes throughout the entire apartment. c1_MG_0133 (1) Michael FrankeThe existing riverside penthouse suffered from a maze of corridors, poor daylight penetration and inefficient use of the available space. By re-planning and completely removing the corridor spaces this has maximised the usable space within the apartment. The curved geometry of the building has also been embraced to create a harmonious series of flowing spaces.

A key feature of the project is the dramatic hanging pod that replaces the original mezzanine. The design of the pod was inspired by 1930’s motorboats, their finely crafted woodwork and flowing elegant forms. This private relaxation space is suspended on just 12 brass tension cables. From the pod you can sit back an enjoy the elevated riverside view towards Chelsea.

The view provides an incredibly unique feature within the penthouse which sets the property apart from the other apartments in the rest of the building.