Residence, Westminster

The two floors of this apartment are linked by a double height hall space. To reinforce the spatial ­continuity provided by the volumes so created, three paintings were commissioned and hung in the shape of a ‘T’. The central painting rises dramatically through both storeys on the wall immediately opposite the entrance door to the apartment.

The beautiful proportions of the eighteenth century windows of the original building are emphasised through the use of sliding screens rather than curtains. There are two sets of screens; a fine mesh that gives privacy but allows views out during the day and an opaque screen that gives complete  privacy at night.

The treatment of shelving and other fitted furniture as architectural elements provides a structured backcloth for life and art.