Fit out for a Japanese restaurant within a Grade II listed Georgian townhouse in Covent Garden.
Each floor is minute so the programme had to be stacked, one function on each level. The design seeks to make simple well-proportioned rooms that hint at the interior’s Georgian origins.
Photos: Gili Merin
Muswell Hill Restoration
Interior remodelling, exterior refurbishment and single storey rear extension to an Edwardian property in Muswell Hill Conservation Area, starting on site mid 2018.
Interior remodelling of a 2 storey apartment on the Thames. The apartment sits near the finishing line of the Oxford / Cambridge boat race, at a bend in the river with an unobstructed views east and west.
A key aim was to create discrete views through and across the interior and maintain a sense of the bigger whole. Oak is used for both flooring and skirting, and run across the base of internal doors. Oak is also run diagonally up both walls of the stair to the sunroom above.
Photos: Mary Gaudin
Kew House Extension
A house extension in Kew, consisting of two phases: a gable to dormer loft conversion and a rear extension.
Fit out of a restaurant in Kingsland Road, Dalston for chef Brett Redman and Natalie Lee-Joe.
The room lies on an axis with the pedestrian crossing, so a direct relationship was sought with the street. A roof shape sits over the dining area and is folded it back up over the kitchen, creating a simple form when viewed from afar. At night, the interior has a lantern like quality.
The bar is made of sycamore. The floor is oak laid diagonally. The walls and bar front are light grey Valchromat.
Photos: Mary Gaudin
Claude Megson Book
Claude Megson Counter Constructions is the first publication on the work of this important New Zealand architect. Megson taught Giles at the Auckland School of Architecture. His work remains a significant personal influence.
The book features a photo essay of five key buildings taken by Jackie Meiring and drawings from Megson’s archive. Book design by Seb McLauchlan.