Saturday, 30 May 2015

62-63 Pall Mall completes, first images, built to an extraordinarily high standard. see forthcoming Architecture Today July-August issue for review by Ian Latham and photographs by Peter Durrant:

View across Pickering Place of the hand made white brick facade

The cellars excavated below the new building vaulted in terracotta tiles to the Guastavino Brothers' system calculated out by Michael Ramage at Cambridge University

The rear elevation perched up four storeys in the air on slender colonettes rising through a glass lens

Detail of the white brick elevation emerging through glass

The new building folding into the white glazed tiled re-entrant of Norman Shaw's original building
Rossano Ferretti in our Arlington Street cellars project, perhaps the world's most exclusive hairdressers,  see their London Salon for more images inside and out.

Vogue magazine wrote ('Under the Radar' March 11th, 2015) , "...Ferretti's infamous method of finding the most flattering cut for every face, but it's the secret, cave-like rooms, the exposed brickwork and the glimpse into London's secret history that makes the visit so special. Hands down the most beautiful salon we've been to. And we've been to a lot."

Tatler wrote, "Alice fell down the rabbit hole and found a wonderland, so will you when you descend the fairytale staircase into the vault that holds Rossano Ferretti's new hair salon. It's like entering an enchanted cave where only the best haircuts live."