FENG SHUI DEVELOPMENT
Nicholas Sunderland was approached directly to pitch for the main hospitality and recreation areas of the new
Royal Mint Gardens serviced apartment complex at Tower Bridge. A unique development with access to central London in a matter of minutes it was a visionary concept we were delighted to pitch on. Given the size of the project I worked in collaboration to produce extensive layouts and costings for the proposed development. The focus was the onsite Spa, Gym pool and treatment rooms, complemented by a private games room and lounge accessed by the individual apartment owners.
With further discussion, and recognition of my international Feng Shui qualifications, I was asked to look at the main reception which was to be styled as a grand hotel foyer. Being a Malaysian developer the focus had to be on Feng Shui, which is very important to their culture. The style finishes and overall layout were dictated by the oriental system. Elements featured: polished plaster walls, brass inlaid floor direction layers, and silver inlay lift doors against rich purple leather. The giant feature lights in blown crystal with multi colours offset the living trees by the reception desk, white marble against a backdrop of gold leaf inlaid plaster and angel lights floating above.
The seating allowed a relaxing waiting area with in lit iridescent silver and gold globe complementing the tree pots and curves of the desk.
The staircase was a web of glass and silver spiralling through the levels, reflecting the wave walls in earth and representing continuous movement.