Falcon Wharf Refurbishment – One World Design
We were approached by the client and owner of Hotel Rafael (which occupies part of Falcon Wharf) and worked with him on ways of improving the layout and interior design. The scheme is now complete and occupied and the result is quite unique. It suffered from poor acoustics, no ability to cross ventilate and poorly considered lighting. The standard of the kitchen and layout of the apartment was not conducive to family living.
The design includes improvements to heating and ventilation to reduce energy demand, higher acoustic standards and remodelling internally to provide panoramic views of London, even whilst in the spa tub, and cross ventilation and an improved use of the space. All lighting is LED and controlled by a wireless system. There is also over 200m of fibre optics, a wireless Sonos sound system controlled by an ipad and the scheme also includes under floor electric heating to bathrooms, low flush wc’s, sonic gold acoustic insulation and a 3.5 ton aquarium which acts as a heat store.
The design reveals previously unseen panoramic views of London’s famous skyline and increases the usable floor space and value by reconfiguring access arrangements. The resulting accommodation is divided into 4 suites, with separate bedrooms, bathrooms, walk-in wardrobes and changing spaces, study areas and children’s play space. There is also family kitchen and a large central hub space which is arranged to host both social gatherings of family and friend and more intimate family moments.
The project includes cooling by natural cross ventilation and individual room coolers and heaters that are all 4amp maximum load providing maximum adjustability for occupied areas and personal comfort. The apartment has electric under floor heating to all bathrooms and retained the existing water heating system. The project improved insulation to ceilings, walls and floors. All rooms are fitted with a wireless Sonos surround sound system operated by individual room i-pads. All showers are low flow and wc’s are dual flush and all white good are A** rated, the oven is a low energy full induction oven.