Well this is nice: Local firm Emulsion Architecture gave this three-level apartment in the English capital’s iconic 1950s the Barbican Estate, a bright, airy revamp, with a deep-green accent wall that helps warm up what could otherwise be a stark interior. (Le Corbusier’s work inspired the color palette, writes Dezeen.)
The Barbican complex is landmarked in the U.K., so changes must defer to the original midcentury structure designed by Chamberlain, Powell and Bon. This two-bedroom, two-bathroom unit’s new mezzanine joins other additions like a restored staircase with dark wood treads and risers, a gray-rubber floor, and accent walls in deep green, blue, and yellow.
This is far from the first time we’ve gotten a little hot under the collar for a renovated apartment in this Brutalist icon: Last November, this one came up for sale (asking $1.2 million), and in February of last year an architect gave his a much-needed refresh. Take a look.