The demolition process revealed a building rich with layers of history, existing walls covered in old wallpaper, tiles and brick. DH Liberty decided to tell the story of the buildings historical features through framed "windows" of new construction and leaving existing walls exposed. The exposed walls become a unique language; an extra layer atop the design strategy, speaks to the unique character of the building. In a Master Bedroom, an exposed brick wall acts as a headboard for a bed. In the living rooms, existing fireplace flues historically covered in wallpaper are re-fitted with a modern gas fireplace to create a feature wall with the exposed wall above.
DH Liberty wanted to create spacial graphics within the building to provide contrast to the industrial and luxurious texture of the flats. Our hand-blown lighting pendants provide a contrast to the black mesh and white walls by dropping delicate glass objects throughout the space. The pendants are decorated by delicate twisted brass and gently wrapped around organic pear-like shapes which are hanging from black, braided silk ropes.