Savile Row is renowned for being the epithet of bespoke tailoring in an area that has been long associated with simplistic luxury.
Architects Piercy & Co. wanted to capture this legacy in their project to refurbish 25 Savile Row; a six-storey office block and headquarters to Derwent.
The architectural practice designed the scheme using a mix of raw materials, which were crafted to a highly bespoke and exacting standard.
Piercy & Co. followed the ancient Japanese philosophy of ‘Shibui’, which means simple, subtle and unobtrusive beauty. They choose a colour pallet of brown/beiges which were captured in the use of materials including: timber, stone, leather, copper and bronze.
Cadisch MDA supplied bespoke Santana 16 copper mesh and Bronze Ropes mesh to the project, which were specified from the Vitramesh range. These finely woven meshes were laminated in glass and used for the façade of the meeting room doors.
This gives the occupants privacy whilst hosting meetings, without completely blocking the flow of natural light through the space.
The Vitramesh products also allow the client to harness the beauty of the metal in its natural form, without the worry of it oxidising.
Practice Director, Stuart Piercy commented: “25 Savile Row is about finding elegance in the relationship of simple forms and natural materials.”
Since competition earlier this year, the project has been awarded the RIBA National Award, the RIBA London Award and BD Office Architect of the Year.
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