Royal Mosa, St John Street

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Location: London

Client: Royal Mosa

Project Year: 2013

Cost: £100k - £500k

Our striking new black building on London’s St John Street shows little of its origins as a tired 70s office building. Our original brief was to breathe new life into this building and to raise its profile in the neighbourhood with a new face and a new roof storey.

BAA was then commissioned to design the flagship store of Dutch tile manufacturer Mosa as part of the redevelopment of a larger building at 60 St John Street. The street is a home for design companies and a number of Mosa’s competitors are located nearby – which encouraged a bold architectural approach.

The showroom is all about the tiles with nothing to distract your attention from the products. Simple, sophisticated design and a neutral colour palette serves as a clean backdrop to the natural colours of the Mosa oeuvre. From the street a fully glazed ground floor creates an enticing entrance.

The interior space is the result of a happy collaboration between Ben Adams Architects and the Mosa design team.

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Royal Mosa reception

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Royal Mosa interior 1

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Royal Mosa interior 2