From the seventh floor of an apartment building in Clerkenwell, EC1 Penthouse designed by Patalab Architecture looks out across the City of London enjoying stunning views of St Paul’s Cathedral and the Barbican Centre. Maximising these views was a key aspect of the client’s brief, as were enhancing energy performance and introducing a material palette to amplify the feeling of light and space in the apartment. Photography by Julian Abrams.
This open plan is supported by bespoke joinery, both built-in and freestanding, as it not only creates concealed storage space but also screens service equipment. The joinery is also detailed to compliment the proportions and verticality instated by various elements of the refurbishment. Other subtle details include new window reveals to frame the impressive views across London and a coffered ceiling suggests spaces within the open plan.
The energy efficiency of this refurbishment is ensured with an eco-friendly air source heat pump that serves the wet underfloor heating system as well as the comfort cooling.