London-based luxury interior design studio Black & Milk has revealed a first look at the reworking of Pico House and the redevelopment of London’s Battersea Power Station.
Created in collaboration with Canadian-American architect Frank Gehry, the apartment demonstrates attention to detail, as Black & Milk stated that the company wanted to create a space that accentuated the rewards of living in prime Central London while channeling the city’s luxuries into the apartment stylistically.
Pico House is located next to Battersea Power Station’s Zone 1 London Underground Station and overlooks a rich mix of restaurants, bars, offices and shops on Electric Boulevard, a pedestrianised high street, putting residents in the heart of the ‘15-minute’ live, work, play neighbourhood.
The three-bedroom residence spread over 97 square metres features revamped, contemporary interiors that are grounded in high-quality finishes and natural light — suitable for residents who enjoy the ‘modern look’.
Black & Milk Creative Director Olga Alekseev said the team at the studio found the spatial configuration of the apartment to be one of the most fun challenges of the project.
“Due to the room’s interesting layouts and particular angles, an intelligent spatial layout was implemented redefining the living and dining area.
“We also had to have the apartment follow the sinuous shape of the building’s exterior, creating unique properties with elegant curving walls.
“Horizontal bands break down the scale and add definition to the building, whilst floor-to-ceiling glazing, orientated to offer the best views of the Power Station, create interiors that are flooded with natural light,” said Alekseev.
Black & Milk took inspiration from Ghery’s bright, linear architecture with a neutral colour scheme — other notable design points within the apartment include an open-plan living area with a bespoke bar that encompasses a rotating door with backlit shelving, creating a place equipped for the regular entertainment of guests.
“Throughout the space, [we] wanted to clearly distinguish the retained and restored elements of the original building from contemporary additions.
“In our approach we therefore emphasised proposition, and enhancement of light, meaning no room is alike, with different design hues enticing the sense,” said Alekseev.
Black & Milk Co-Founder Anatoly Alekseev said Battersea Power Station remains as a favourable place to live and its popularity only continues to grow — with its open neighbourhood, the six-acre Power Station Park, as well as a variety of shops, bars, restaurants and leisure venues available.