A light touch refurbishment scheme for Elizabeth House, a charity run community centre in Islington. The proposal sought to re-capture some of the the qualities of the original Georgian Building which had become lost over the years. By unifying the plinth externally with a strong block colour we were able to frame the 1st floor windows that still retained the symmetry of the original buildings design.
Internally we continued the datum line as a new dado the struck a horizon across every surface, following the rooms contours. A palette for the building was created with a different colour assigned to each space. The new colours, paired with a neutral tone above, brought a vitality and identity to each room. A graphic approach was also developed that proposed a slab Serif font from the era of the buildings construction. Signage throughout the centre was then to utilise the datum for setting out.
Community Centre, Islington
With Michael Montgomery