designed by Ian Ritchie Architects Ltd, North House that located in London, United Kingdom, The prominent street elevations were lightly refurbished maintaining their 1930s form. A single entrance was formed with a glazed stainless steel door installed behind the heritage entrance gates.
Internally, using easily maintainable materials the calm feel is created by a flow of spaces framed by white painted plaster and white lacquered joinery, and highlighted by shot peened stainless steel skirting, railings and door frames glazed with clear, translucent or white glass.
High performance multi-foil insulation is fitted within walls and roof along with double-glazed secondary windows that seamlessly match the existing. It was a considerable challenge to construct a compact and acoustic floor construction and to reinstate original levels while integrating an invisible chilled-ceiling system, air supply, power, ITC, and aspirating fire detection services.
Ventilation outlets are incorporated behind stainless steel grilles or discreetly at shadow gaps within fitted furniture. A deep borehole provides cooled water. Switches, sensors and sounders are incorporated into single stainless steel shot-peened coverplates. All ironmongery, fixed and loose furniture and lighting has been designed by the architects, as well as a new high performance very low energy task light.