TAVISTOCK TERRACE | LONDON

A minimalist property in Highbury, London features a bespoke concrete worktop and under mounted basin running the entire length of a long narrow kitchen. The london based architect chose the material for his kitchen basin and worktops as an admirer of the ‘human-like’ qualities of concrete. He wanted to allow external elements to be allowed to patina the surface, creating beautiful organic imperfections.

The long worktop run spans over 5 meters in length with a hand crafted integrated sink, with drainer board grooves in the centre. The detailed image of the concrete shows a great example of the natural imperfections that happen during the casting process. We refer to an edge detail like this as ‘bug holes’. A siliconed joint has been used to merge the 2 concrete pieces together as opposed to a dry joint.