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REINTERPRETATION OF A PIANO NOBILE APARTMENT IN LONDON BY ‘DRDH’ ARCHITECTS

The architects Daniel Rosbottom and David Howarth, who established their joint namesake venture ‘DRDH architects‘ back in 2000, have reinterpreted and hence renovated a ‘piano nobile’ apartment within a Georgian house in London, UK.

‘Piano nobile’ also known as ‘Beletage’, was the preferred storey in an upper-class dwelling during the ‘Wilhelminian’ era. One of these such houses is located in Bryanston Square, London and has been renovated by ‘DRDH’ architects.
The former sumptuous apartment has been kept spartan at certain parts in order to underline the spatial quality. Furthermore, there are some aspects of the original house that have been restored; such as the ceiling with its mouldings, the wooden floor and the atmosphere itself: ‘The atmosphere of the resultant spaces draws inspiration from the compelling, sparsely furnished interior paintings of Danish Artist Wilhelm Hammershoi (1864-1916), echoing their quiet introspection in sequence, arrangement and tonal palette.’ – DRDH

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