For this loft-like home on the sixth floor of the Ziggurat Building in Clerkenwell, London, architecture studio, Klassnik Corporation, added judicious touches of quirky architectural features to add personality and interest to the otherwise minimal space. The choice of furnishings and embellishments includes a taxidermied capercaillie (a type of woodland grouse), flower-shaped taps in red, an office paneled in walnut wood and translucent walls that move at the touch of the button. But perhaps the most exciting feature of this modern home is the concrete bathtub, raised up on a pedestal and located right in the centre of the home.
“Surfaces, transparency, varied opacities, reflection, liquids and motion combine in the fluid arrangement of domestic spaces within the apartment, surrounded by vistas of the city," says Klassnik Corporation founder, Tomas Klassnik, on the design treatment of the apartment. “This quality of visual openness informed the arrangement of spaces within,” he added.
The entrance of the apartment will lead you directly through to the open-plan living space, which is framed by concrete columns. The bathroom is located in the centre of this space. It is housed behind smart glass doors that change transparency, allowing the owner to choose the type of privacy preferred. “Sliding glass walls can transform to reveal or conceal this conventionally most private of spaces at the click of a button," says Klassnik. The red flower-shaped taps add a dash of colour to this otherwise minimal room. The bathroom leads straight into the master bedroom, which features a wardrobe with rose-gold hue stainless-steel doors.
Klassnik founded his studio in 2005. This is the third project the architect has completed in the Ziggurat Building, one of numerous former factories undergoing renovation in Clerkenwell. His past projects include the London office of creative agency YCN.
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