The Signal House
Shape undertook the technical design, fabrication and installation of all joinery throughout the Signal House, including the kitchen, feature staircase, all storage, doors, paneling, and bespoke free standing furniture. Materiality was very important to help deliver a sensitive, contemporary design that remained true to the industrial heritage of the area. The feature staircase forms the heart of the home, bringing natural light down all 4 storeys. Elsewhere, a rich but light colour palette keeps every space feeling bright, maximising the benefit of the generous natural daylight, limited to stained Ash, Marble, light semi-matt spray work, powder-coated steel and Bronze detailing.
Within the kitchen, a light material palette of Ash, Marble and an exposed concrete floor kept the space feeling light and airy. Bespoke storage solutions ensured that the kitchen was perfectly suited to the client’s lifestyle.
The Signal Staircase is a defining feature in the centre of the house. The black powder-coated Steel framework allows natural daylight to penetrate the depths of the plan, whilst referencing the industrial heritage of the area. On the 1st & 2nd floors, a inset Ash handle detail guides the inhabitants up the house, lit by recessed LED lighting.
Within the bedrooms, Shape created the beds, shelving and cabinetry, maximising storage space within each room and maintaining a consistent design approach and language.
The bespoke bathroom vanities reference the industrial heritage through the use of the powder-coated Steel frames. Glacier White Corian vanity tops maintain a clean and minimal aesthetic and the Ash drawer boxes offer much needed storage. Glacier White Corian is also used to form the bath top, panel and inset shelving.