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Sumit Singhal
Sumit Singhal
Sumit Singhal loves modern architecture. He comes from a family of builders who have built more than 20 projects in the last ten years near Delhi in India. He has recently started writing about the architectural projects that catch his imagination.

LONDON II in England by Fernanda Marques Arquitetos Associados

 
September 28th, 2016 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: Fernanda Marques Arquitetos Associados

A haven for a young couple of art collectors and their two children to relax, coexist in harmony with their collection of works of art and design and feel at home in, right in the centre of London.

Image Courtesy © Fernando Guerra

Image Courtesy © Fernando Guerra

  • Architects: Fernanda Marques Arquitetos Associados (Fernanda Marques)
  • Project: LONDON II
  • Location: London, England
  • Photography: Fernando Guerra
  • Contractor: 8 Build
  • Area: 830m²
  • Start date: 2014
  • Completion date: 2015

Image Courtesy © Fernando Guerra

Image Courtesy © Fernando Guerra

This is, in short, the brief Brazilian architect Fernanda Marques was given by the owners of this property, located at the end of a tranquil square in cosmopolitan London’s Belgravia.

Image Courtesy © Fernando Guerra

Image Courtesy © Fernando Guerra

Image Courtesy © Fernando Guerra

Image Courtesy © Fernando Guerra

“I retrofitted the triplex penthouse. My clients wanted ideal conditions for displaying their extensive art and furniture collection. My greatest challenge was to find the balance between the collection of works of art, prominently sculptural furniture and the everyday of a home”, explains Fernanda.

Image Courtesy © Fernando Guerra

Image Courtesy © Fernando Guerra

Image Courtesy © Fernando Guerra

Image Courtesy © Fernando Guerra

More than any other project this one required from the architect a thorough study of the materials and colours used in the interiors so as to ensure there would be enough wall surfaces as well as bright and open spaces.

Image Courtesy © Fernando Guerra

Image Courtesy © Fernando Guerra

Image Courtesy © Fernando Guerra

Image Courtesy © Fernando Guerra

Differently from the property’s original layout – with strong divisions between private and common areas – the interior was redesigned as large interconnected spaces, limiting doors to the indispensible ones.

Image Courtesy © Fernando Guerra

Image Courtesy © Fernando Guerra

Image Courtesy © Fernando Guerra

Image Courtesy © Fernando Guerra

And so on the first floor are two suites, including the master bedroom – and soundproofing was enhanced. On the middle floor are the media room, the children’s suite and a guest suite. On the top floor are the kitchen, dining and living rooms.

Image Courtesy © Fernando Guerra

Image Courtesy © Fernando Guerra

Image Courtesy © Fernando Guerra

Image Courtesy © Fernando Guerra

As the couple are art collectors – and own, among others, works by Adriana Varejão and Zhang Huan- the lighting for the apartment received much attention.

Dayling, in turn, filtered by the windows that overlook the square, helps create a continuous, practically uninterrupted flow of spaces, where the owners’ vigorous art collection creates, at the same time, a unique and private atmosphere.

Image Courtesy © Fernando Guerra

Image Courtesy © Fernando Guerra

Image Courtesy © Fernando Guerra

Image Courtesy © Fernando Guerra

Image Courtesy © Fernando Guerra

Image Courtesy © Fernando Guerra

Image Courtesy © Fernando Guerra

Image Courtesy © Fernando Guerra

Image Courtesy © Fernando Guerra

Image Courtesy © Fernando Guerra

Image Courtesy © Fernanda Marques Arquitetos Associados

Image Courtesy © Fernanda Marques Arquitetos Associados

Image Courtesy © Fernanda Marques Arquitetos Associados

Image Courtesy © Fernanda Marques Arquitetos Associados

Image Courtesy © Fernanda Marques Arquitetos Associados

Image Courtesy © Fernanda Marques Arquitetos Associados

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