Bespoke joinery and minimal materials feature throughout the interior of this London apartment, recently transformed into a contemporary home by local architecture practice MWAI (+ slideshow).
Each room within the Maida Vale Apartment was conceived as a unique space – each characterised by darkening colours and materials.
"Darkening metal trims and tones signal an increased level of privacy between room functions," explained the architects. "Bright copper turns into antique brass; minimal Corian surfaces turn into richly textured marbles."
For example, surfaces in the household bathroom are light-coloured but walls within the en-suite bathroom are painted dark grey.
Fixtures within both bathrooms – including a round copper sink and white taps – were sourced from German design brand Dornbracht.
In the kitchen and dining room, solid surface material Corian was used to create work surfaces. Wooden cupboard doors are white-stained to emphasise their copper-coloured metal trims.
A black-painted wall conceals a closet, and acts as a partitioning wall between the apartment's entrance and open-plan kitchen.
"Every nook and cranny of the apartment has been utilised to maximise the storage capacity," said the team. "This was made possible through the close collaboration between the joiner, client and architect."
"For example, hidden doors in the kitchen joinery reveal ample additional storage space, vital for homes where the kitchen is at the heart of the home," they added.
Herringbone flooring, which also features inside a recently renovated 1930s apartment in Vienna, is used throughout the majority of the home with exception of the bathrooms.
Following the project's completion, the studio worked closely with interior design company Gunter & Co to choose soft furnishings and lifestyle objects.
Photography is by Alexander James.
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