July 23, 2021 | Updated: August 9, 2021
Seen as one of the most representative symbols of new London architecture, the geometric structure of this stacked-volume building, open to the river Thames, is reminiscent of a Rubik's Cube.
The work of architect Rolfe Judd, in collaboration with Dane Architectural Systems (who worked on the façade), homes and offices featuring PORCELANOSA Group collections fill the 16 floors of The Filaments (Wandsworth, London).
A symmetrical ventilated façade
The building's ventilated façade with large horizontal windows is a fine example of this re-working of English architectural history. Constructed with Porcelanosa's custom-made Extreme White porcelain (STON-KER®), the surface incorporates a concealed clip fixing system by Butech to add to the design, safety and energy efficiency of each property.
This technical solution improves thermal insulation by 25% and reduces maintenance costs, and its excellent resistance against adverse weather conditions ensures the building's enclosure will remain in perfect condition over time.
Read issue 38 of Lifestyle Magazine to learn more about how the project was conceived, and the subsequent construction process.