Manhattan, New York, USA
Just off Madison Avenue, and located on New York's 63rd Street, the Lowell Hotel had little or no public space prior to its refurbishment. By reconfiguring the ground floor and basement, a new Lobby, Bar, Restaurant and resident's Club Room have been created, as well as new basement kitchens and staff facilities. The classically conceived plan form creates a series of interlinked spaces with axial vistas leading guests through the hotel from the street entrance to the newly created terrace at the rear. Working with international contractors from France, Germany and the US, each of the spaces is given its own visual identity to create an environment where guests can eat drink and relax in the style of a grand country house.
Client: Mr & Mrs Chartouni / Building Area: 1457 sqm / Construction Period: 29 months / Main Contractor: FJB Construction / Structural Engineers: Armour Unsderfer / M&E Engineers: Fiskaa / Quantity Surveyors: Lawrence P. Gorman & Associates, Inc.
Mayfair, London, England
A discrete entrance on London's Albemarle Street leads into the opulent interior of this new, 300 seat, restaurant venue. Laid out over the ground and basement floors, and linked by a grand spiral staircase, the restaurant, bars and private dining rooms create one of the largest restaurant clubs in London. The project required the complete reconfiguration of the interior, including the acoustic separation of the interior from the surrounding structure, state of the art kitchens, and the integration of complex mechanical and AV systems to allow the creation of this period evocative dining and entertainment experience.
Client: Aaya Ltd / Building Area: 1360 sqm / Construction Period: N.A. / Main Contractor: Goodman Hichens Ltd / Structural Engineers: Ramboll UK Ltd / M&E Engineers: E&M Tecnica LLP / Quantity Surveyors: MPA (Construction Consultants) Ltd
Chelsea Flower Show & Peter Jones, Chelsea, London, England
Wedgwood has a longstanding association with drinking tea. In 2016 they commissioned the practice to produce a design concept for a Tea Room that could be used as a platform to promote their chinaware. The concept uses the iconic Wedgwood blue and white metal trellis to create a 'conservatory-like' space with a central tea bar. This concept was trialled at the Chelsea Flower Show in the from of a pop-up 'Tea Conservatory' in a prime location in the centre of the grand marquee.
Client: WWRD UK Ltd / Building Area: 158 sqm / Construction Period: 1 week / Main Contractor: Envisage Brand Experiences / Structural Engineers: N.A. / M&E Engineers: N.A. / Quantity Surveyors: MPA (Construction Consultants) Ltd