London-based design led architectural practice Seth Stein Architects have re-designed the Piper Building. The contemporary building can be found in upmarket area of Parson’s Green, London, England.
Originally built in the 1950s by the North Thames Gas Board, it was converted into apartments in 1997 by Lifschutz Davidson, an architecture practice specialising in renovated buildings.
Commissioned to decorate the exterior of the conference room wing was John Piper, a leading artist in the 50s and now building’s namesake. He produced 76 metres of fibreglass mural panels, providing a truly distinguished example of public art.
The 2,000 sq. ft interior of the apartment itself was re-designed by Seth Stein in 1999, well known for designing bespoke residential architecture, art galleries and restaurants all over the world.
The contemporary London property today offers residents the additional luxuries of undercover allocated parking, concierge and Health Club.
The industrial nature of the building can be seen in double height exposed concrete ceilings, which are expertly complimented by elegantly flowing open-plan mezzanine levels. One of the mezzanine floors provides an office space, facilitating a flexible working life for professionals today.
The spine of the space is a low lying cantilevered limestone bench which runs along the length of the apartment, emphasizing its linear nature. As is typical for Thames-side developments, a private south-westerly facing balcony provides views over the river, and wall of light into the luxury London property.
The luxury London apartment is currently on sale through Urban Spaces for £1,050,000.