21 Davies Street, London

Kohn Pederson Fox & PLP Architecture
Date Built
circa 2003
Davies Street & Mount Row
21 Davies Street, in the heart of the exclusive district of Mayfair, is described by PLP Architects as a take on the traditional mansion block but with a twist.  The mixed-use building has retail and resteraunt units at street level, offices above and above that four floors of apartments including penthouses.

The PLP website explains that, "... The apartments are on an extremely generous scale, served by two service cores on each floor. They are bright and spacious. Arranged around a central vaulted lobby, the living spaces face west to the lushly planted interior of the block. A series of slender bay windows light the bedrooms to the east, offering long views south to Berkeley Square. The cast steel and glass bays are contrasted against monolithic terracotta which forms the backdrop to the facade."

Etched into the facade are a number of quotations.  The one below attrributed to Louis Antoine Léon de Saint-Justa, military and political leader during the French Revolution.