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Leicester Square based architects, Soda, have worked closely with Soho House and Blenheim House on a number of projects in London.
The project at Dean Street was particularly special as it was born from a necessity to change due to a fire that ravished the existing property. The Georgian façade remained but the rest of the building needed complete renovation, which would require a contemporary touch without compromising on heritage or character.
Choosing the bricks
The obvious choice for the external walls was glazed brick. Throughout Victorian London, glazed brick was used on internal courtyards and light wells to reflect light into otherwise dark areas and to show a touch of extravagance.
The Soda architects didn’t want to replicate the tile like glazed bricks often used in these areas and instead opted for a stock brick with a glazed finish. The soft textures and thick glaze produce a warm, bright, tactile surface that reflects light and makes you respond to the brickwork.
The resulting brickwork delivers a modern take on a Victorian theme. The light reflected by the white glazed bricks makes every surface come alive. The warmth of the sun can be felt in the walls and seen when the sun is setting. The quality of the brickwork and specified bricks enhances the quality of this Soho House.