Designer    Case Study 09 Nov 2017

This iconic Richard Rogers property has undergone a complete restoration with the help of Hi-Macs

This impressive single-story home, was designed by industry icon Richard Rogers in the 1960s and has recently been restored by Gumuchdjian Architects.

22 Parkside or Rogers House, was originally seen as a blueprint for industrialised housing and revolutionary concept, which departed from the more common building methods of the time. The house follows a modular format and is crafted from a steel frame structure, giving the property its iconic appearance. After Lord Rogers and Ruth Rogers gifted the property to Harvard University Graduate School of Design, the Gumuchdjian Architects team set to work restoring and developing the properties interior, to ensure it makes for a suitable environment for the universities fellowship residents and a relaxed space for events and seminars.

The renovated home now features two wetrooms within the lodge, clad entirely in Hi-Macs surfaces. The solid surface material gives the showering spaces a clean, contemporary feel and thanks to Hi-Macs non-porous and resilient surface, the designs are as practical and long-lasting as they are visually striking.

Michael Ramwell, Project Architect for Gumuchdjian Architects, explained: “At 22 Parkside, we required a complete wetroom solution for the new ensuite shower rooms in the ‘lodge’ building. The solution had to be of high quality and aesthetically pure, while being equally robust in use to complement the original 1968 design. The result is an apparently seamless custom-made wet room material, lining the shower room walls and floors.”

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