Tapestry Court Pavilion

Mortlake, London


In tandem with the Tapestry Court Penthouse project, Russian For Fish undertook a renovation of the first-floor apartment in the historic riverside block. The owner wanted to make the most of their rooftop access, and requested a design for a sunroom pavilion that blurred the boundaries between indoor and outdoor space. This brief offered exciting opportunities for material experimentation, allowing the construction of a polished-plaster ceiling that extends out above the floor-to-ceiling glass wall. To further overcome the interior/exterior distinction, the brick pavers of the rooftop were used to form the floor of the space, creating a contrast of colour and texture with the warm plaster. The result was a seemingly outdoor-style sunlit space that could be enjoyed in all seasons.

Shortlisted: New London Architecture: Don’t Move Improve, 2012.