A year after opening Sketch House, UAL commissioned a large and unused, ground floor space as a canteen where breakfast would be served to overseas visitors during the summer holiday. With flexible seating and tabling, the Canteen can cater for up to 700 people for a continental breakfast Bold and robust finishes were essential and a printed vinyl flooring of hand drawn parquet flooring in black and white added the required punch to the vast unbroken floor area. The walls are painted in angled stripes, to match the theme throughout Sketch House, but this time in a different palette of mustard, blue and orange.
Elephant & Castle, London
Highline is a new development exclusively for UAL students, a short walk from London’s South bank. The building, arranged over 9 floors, runs alongside Victorian brick built railway arches which have been refurbished to form rentable artists’ studios as part of the scheme. Johnson Ribolla designed the student rooms, cluster kitchens, common rooms and all other public spaces developing an industrial theme to harmonise with the adjacent railway.
Client: Client: Watkin Jones / UAL
This new development in east London opened in September 2017. The 527 student rooms, built as a 7 storey block, surround a central landscaped courtyard and consists of 45 studios, plus 482 cluster beds. The project is part of a larger residential scheme consisting of 475 residential units. The interior design took inspiration from a former mannequin factory on the site using artwork of suspended thread work, bobbins, stitching details and tailoring equipment. Johnson Ribolla designed the bedrooms, studios, cluster kitchens and all common areas
Finsbury Park, London
A mixed use development including a student accommodation block built over 7 storeys to provide 475 rooms. Sketch House is exclusively for UAL students, mostly studying fashion and textile design so this, along with a thriving local artist community, provided the inspiration for the interior design. Johnson Ribolla designed the student rooms, cluster kitchens, common rooms and all other public spaces.
Client: Watkin Jones / UAL
Prague , Czech Republic - work in progress
A 5* hotel located on the Vlatva river overlooking the castle. The existing Art Deco building was originally a centre for health treatments and this tradition will be continued in the design of the spa to offer a holistic healing approach including massage, meditation and nutritional advice. In addition the hotel will include a naturally illuminated ballroom and seven additional conference rooms.