Architecture · April 6, 2021 1

Triangular Accents Inspired By Candles Adorn This Building In London

Architecture firm SPPARC Studio has designed a mixed-use building in London, England, that has an exterior inspired by the candle-making heritage which dominated the area.

The property is located in the Royal Borough of Kensington & Chelsea within the Kensington Conservation Area, and from the mid 19th Century, Kensington had the reputation as the foremost supplier of candles to English Catholic churches.

A modern mixed-use building with a facade inspired by candle-making.

The design inspired by the candles is clearly visible on the exterior of the building, with tall thin triangles adorning the facade.

A modern mixed-use building with a facade inspired by candle-making.
A modern mixed-use building with a facade inspired by candle-making.

The patterned facade breaks up the glass exterior and adds a unique 3-dimensional design element to the building.

A modern mixed-use building with a facade inspired by candle-making.
A modern mixed-use building with a facade inspired by candle-making.

From the interior of the building, the uniquely shaped windows showcase the lines on the exterior.

Uniquely shaped windows showcase the lines on the exterior.
Uniquely shaped windows showcase the lines on the exterior of the building.

Let’s take a look around the rest of the building that includes an apartment interior…

A wood front door surrounded by white brick welcomes people to the building.

A wood front door surrounded by white brick welcomes people to the building.

Inside, wood stairs and a matching wood handrail with hidden lighting connect the various levels of the building.

Modern wood stairs and a matching wood handrail with hidden lighting.
Modern wood stairs and a matching wood handrail with hidden lighting.

In one of the apartments, the living room and dining room share the same open space, with a sideboard separating the two areas. The floor-to-ceiling windows flood the interior with ample natural light.

An apartment with the living room and dining room sharing the same open space, while a sideboard separates the two areas. The floor-to-ceiling windows flood the interior with ample natural light.
A modern open plan dining area with floor-to-ceiling windows.

In the kitchen, minimalist white cabinets have been used to complement the white countertop and light backsplash.

In this modern kitchen, minimalist white cabinets have been used to complement the white countertop and light backsplash.

A small home office has been included at the end of a hallway.

A small home office has been included at the end of a hallway.

In the bedrooms, it’s easy to see the unique window shapes that are the result of the exterior design.

A modern white bedroom with unique triangular window shapes.
A modern bedroom with unique triangular window shapes.

In one of the bathrooms, light wood has been used for the open vanity shelving, as well as the accent wall that’s installed behind the freestanding white bathtub, while the vanity countertop complements the walk-in shower.

In an modern bathroom, light wood has been used for the open vanity shelving, as well as the accent wall that's installed behind the freestanding white bathtub, while the vanity countertop complements the walk-in shower.
A wood accent wall acts as a backdrop for a freestanding white bathtub.
A modern walk-in shower with large gray tiles.

Stairs connect the interior space of the building with the rooftop, where there’s a lounge and dining area.

A modern wood-lined rooftop deck with a lounge and dining area.
Photography by Ed Reeve