Drury House, a large, prominent office building set in the Covent Garden area, recently received a fresh and modern transformation by the team at Hale Brown Architects.
A stunning introduction to the building, the reception area was reconfigured and decluttered to maximise the layout, with part of the existing concrete waffle slab exposed to provide a feature over the new seating area.
A main theme running throughout the new areas, a triangle motif, was inspired by the unusual geometry of the building and can be seen in graphic designs on the walls, shaped lighting fixtures, and with the large format triangular tiles that provide the subtle pattern on the floors.
Solus Ceramics worked with the architects to supply bespoke cut triangle tiles from the Monolith range, which is a stunning and attractive porcelain collection inspired by the appearance of concrete.
To create the interesting reception floor pattern, standard 600x600mm tiles were transformed using a process called water jet cutting. A tried and tested method of crafting complex shapes, water jet cutting creates incredibly precise cuts.
A cost effective and environmentally conscious solution that minimises tile wastage and provides clean, crisp and smooth edges, water jet cutting can be applied to any of Solus Ceramics’ vast portfolio of ranges to create uniquely shaped tiles.
The triangle-inspired floor design idea was also carried through to the elevators and to the refurbished WCs on the office floors, with accents of colour added in the most trafficked areas.
Finally, unused areas in the basement were converted into a well-appointed bike store with new showers and a football pitch for tenants, creating a real ‘wow’ factor in the development.
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