200321 Daviesstreet London
One of the projects of which ceramic elements are key to forge a connection with the historic ambience.
Set in the heart of the conservation area in central Mayfair, 15-25 daviesStreet is a carefully crafted modern addition to an area with a rich and varied building heritage.
Studio Christine Jetten was invited by the architects to visit mayfair to familiarize herself with the area and to discuss the possibilities of design, clay, glaze, materials and munufacturers in keeping with the ambience of this neighbourhood.
For the interior the architect and I studied tiles used in traditional local interiors, such as Harrod's department store.
The interior, both in the lobby and the hallways, use custom made tile. For identification purposes, the numbers of each floor were incorporated into some of the tiles and inset in various locations in the walls. The customized design and glaze helped turn the hallways into tile murals and added to the building's unique quality.Alex Smith / Christine Jetten