London-based Piercy & Co architects specified a fibre cement EQUITONE facade on the 1 Baker’s Row development in Clerkenwell Green Conservation Area.
Anthracite-coloured EQUITONE [natura] was specified because the architects felt that the matt surface appearance created a contemporary aesthetic that interfaced well with the adjoining historic buildings.
“We conceived 1 Baker’s Row as a polished and refined gemstone to reflect the neighbourhood’s diamond trade heritage,” said Matti Lampila, Associate at Piercy & Co. “We were initially attracted to EQUITONE because we liked the appearance of the material. Once we understood its performance benefits it was a relatively easy decision to specify it for the whole facade.”
Matti added: “The fibre cement facade was able to create an engaging interface between the old and new architectural styles within this densely built up area of London. The dark, matt, fibre cement skin of the building makes an interesting play of light and colour that adds to its appeal.”