1994, Designed by Eva Jiricna Architects Limited
The apartment is located in the very heart of Mayfair, in a building of no particular interest which faces a noisy road on one side and a quiet but visually indifferent courtyard on the other. The client purchased the apartment in a very run-down condition with the intention of converting it into a pied-à-terre suitable for comfortable living and frequent entertaining.
The main feature of the apartment is a two-storey circulation space with a glass staircase and tall, fabric-covered aerofoil-shaped blinds which allow diffused light to penetrate without revealing the view onto an unattractive adjacent party wall. The reflective glass wall and glass floor give the impression that the space runs indefinitely into the distance as well as down into a reflected, mirrored vision.