Black & Milk have created a cosy luxury apartment with striking views at Pico House
Award-winning interior design studio Black & Milk have created a distinctive interior for one of the apartments at Pico House. Pico House was designed as part of the Battersea Power Station re-development by renowned architect Frank Gehry.
Black & Milk wanted to create a space that reaped the rewards of living in prime Central London whilst reinterpreting the city’s luxuries into the apartment stylistically. The resulting three-bedroom residence, spread over 1,052 sq ft, has a contemporary interior grounded in high-quality finishes and natural light. Designed for a modern resident, the design is built around flexibility and adaptability and is complete with playful and expressive touches.
Whilst modern buildings have a lot to offer for contemporary design, there are also challenges to be faced. Speaking of these, Olga Alekseev, Creative Director at Black & Milk says, “The spatial configuration of the apartment was one of the fun challenges faced by our team. Due to the room’s interesting layouts and particular angles, an intelligent spatial layout was implemented redefining the living and dining area. We also had to have the apartment follow the sinuous shape of the building’s exterior, creating unique properties with elegant curving walls. Horizontal bands break down the scale and add definition to the building, whilst floor-to-ceiling glazing, orientated to offer the best views of the Power Station, create interiors that are flooded with natural light.”
“Throughout the space, we wanted to clearly distinguish the retained and restored elements of the original building from contemporary additions. In our approach we therefore emphasised proposition, and enhancement of light, meaning no room is alike with different design hues enticing the senses.”
The studio takes inspiration from Ghery’s bright, linear architecture with a neutral colour scheme, providing a series of refreshing spaces. Notable design points within the apartment include a well-appointed open-plan living area with a bespoke bar built around a structural column, that encompasses a rotating door with backlit shelving, creating a place well equipped for entertaining guests.
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