Gallery: London’s Metal-Clad Town Hall Hotel is a Radical Renovation of...

 
Each of the 98 rooms is unique in terms of details and size, but they share the same marquetry detailing on the inner facade located beneath the perforated metallic shell.

The Edwardian town hall on Cambridge Heath Road fell on hard times in the 90’s, when the neo-classical building was rarely used save as a shooting location for films. It was bought by a hotel developer, and the building has undergone a remarkable metamorphosis that kept the classic interior kept intact while wrapping the exterior with a modern metal skin.

The design exhibits an interesting approach to working with historic architecture — it is contemporary yet it echoes the original design aesthetic (which was honored by the historical building society).

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