Harrods Village Pied-a-Terre is a minimal space located in London, United Kingdom, designed by daab design. The architects wanted to bring back, in the poorly renovated Barnes flat, the smell of heavy pinewood crates and gloss of rare stone and the sheer size of the depository warehouse. They stripped back the dropped ceiling and revealed the full height of the long span floors, extending the doors to tall sliding panels flanked with solid stained wood. The studio created an open view of the four arched windows and used mirrors to reflect the alignment and convey the extent of the building through the single bedroom flat. Solid carved basins and hammered basalt tiles clad the bathroom, while vein cut travertine carry through the 5m long solid pine floor board texture. A simple monochrome palette and carefully planned lighting scheme leave the emphasis on the fossils and natural history treasures of the owner’s collection.
Photography Jim Stephenson