Mapping St James’s

55 St James’s Street, Piccadilly, London
Architects: EPR  Architects

Interior lobby wall: 9 metres wide X 3 metres high.

Screen printed ceramic enamel glass, LED slimline light box, with bonded glass and acid etching. Exterior doors and main entrance surround: 4.5 metres wide X 6.3 metres high. Screen printed ceramic enamel glass, with bonded glass and acid etching.

The design concept is to celebrate the historic elements of the location of this famous building in central London. The light-box screen is the main entrance to a large office and residential development.

The design draws on a variety of characters through history that lived in St James’s, from Kings and Queens to Lord Byron and Beau Brummell, Reference is also made to all the characters who gave there names to surrounding streets. The design also includes images taken from Hogarth’s “Rakes Progress” and El Greco’s painting of St James.