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Focal Point Gallery is South Essex’s gallery for contemporary visual art, located within the Forum in Central Southend. It adopts a new model of gallery development, incorporated into a larger cultural complex comprising Southend Library and College and the University Of Essex.
The clients brief is to increase the space of their semi detached home with the addition of an extension to the rear of the property.
The extension will provide a generous kitchen and dining space and will allow for a downstairs shower room to be included.
‘Soft’ and ‘delicate’ were the starting points for the concept. The existing property had a myriad of architectural features – steel Crittal windows and doors, exposed brickwork and steel columns painted gold. A colour palette of subdued, grown-up pastels was chosen to bring a calming cohesiveness to the space. As the light changes throughout the day these subtle nuances of colours are picked up.
Textures are modern and luxurious – linen and matt Fenix NTM sits alongside velvet, marble and mirrored surfaces. The interplay of these varying textures allows the space...