design et al are delighted to announce the further shortlist success for Tim Flynn Architects in the ID&A Awards 2015 with their Mayfair Residence project.
Tim Flynn Architects were commissioned to recapture the lost grandeur of this Grade II listed property in Mayfair which had been subdivided extensively over its lifetime.
A driving factor for the clients was that the refurbishment wasn’t a replication of their homes elsewhere in the world and was true to itself and its surrounding environment. They wanted to reference the English style of the property’s past and this was achieved by opening the rooms and restoring them to their original footprint. The key aspect was to use English based manufacturers and specialists who still uphold the skills, craftsmanship and understanding of the building techniques of these period homes.
Careful consideration was given to the design of materials used for the specialist cabinetry throughout the house, utilising sustainable hardwoods and veneers such as oak and mahogany. Tim Flynn Architects were also able to reinstate lost decorative mouldings for cornicing and ceiling panels as well as intricate wall panelling, inspired by the timber panelling of the great libraries of English country homes.
Another important aspect was the use of both parquetry floors and straight oak boards which were supplied and installed by English craftsman, though using techniques which allow for the demands of today’s lifestyle. The result is a reinvigorated, luxurious yet functional English home thoroughly equipped to withstand the rigours of busy family life.