"As one of the first flexible workspaces in Notting Hill, we wanted the design of United House to pay homage to the unique character of the local area and its residents." —Nasim Köerting, former Head of Design at The Office Group
We devised two distinct concepts to underpin the design philosophy for United House; the juxtaposition of indoor versus outdoor, and the aesthetic influence of Notting Hill’s local residences and eclectic inhabitants.
Distinctive areas within United House have been markedly influenced by the outdoors and local urban fabric, including the building’s communal spaces, which benefit from natural light and combine a variety of tiled finishes, such as handmade quarry tiles and mosaic floor tiles, with soft and warmer materials to create distinctive shared experiences. The private offices and meeting rooms incorporate large windows reminiscent of residential bay windows and mews style entrances respectively throughout the floors. Timber-framed rattan screens that line the route between the main co-working lounge, providing additional privacy and layering, are featured against a soft colour palette of light grey and green hues, complementing the dark end grain timber flooring and panelling. An abundance of indoor planting and use of natural materials add depth and movement to the space, replicated in the soft, organic shapes of the furniture and grain of leather and linen upholstery.
"The design is highly contextual and centred around humanness, in large part informed by the surrounding area’s character to create a welcoming and spirited destination for members." —Paul Gulati, Director at Universal Design Studio