Based in London, SHH is an internationally acclaimed award-winning firm. SHH interior designers and architects were founded in the year 1991 by David Spence, Graham Harris, and Neil Hogan. It specializes in an array of domains, mainly Architecture: new-build & refurbishment architecture, interior architecture, interior design and decoration, and even branding. With a team of more than 50 talented individuals, SHH puts forward a gamut of noteworthy designs that is smart, effectual, and creative with attention to the finest detail.
Significant projects include; Latitude La Defense, Kobox, KWG Headquarters (Shortlisted for SBID 2020), The Terrace Restaurant at London Zoo, Cohesion Guanghzoun at the Global Future Design Awards 2020, and the Barbican Food Hall and Lounge won four major design awards including the Best Restaurant at the FX Awards 2012 and the Best Independent Restaurant at the Restaurant & Bar Design Awards 2011.
Below is the list of 15 Interior Projects by SHH:
1. LATITUDE, PARIS
Recently built latitude tower is a commercial development located in the Paris’ business district la Defense. The building spans nine floors including the ground floor and has 29191 sq. feet of floor space. The public areas and F&B services are focused on the ground floor, providing areas to buy, produce, work, socialize, and dine.
2. THE TERRACE, LONDON ZOO, LONDON
SHH has metamorphosed London Zoo’s main restaurant- The terrace restaurant by revamping the previous structure built-in 1920. SHH has included two expansive terraces and a mezzanine floor area and has a building footprint of 27954 sqft. The restaurant’s capacity tripled from 240 to 700 covers after renovation, making it one of the UK’s largest day-visitor restaurants.
3. Mayfair Hotel, London
SHH redesigned this versatile cocktail bar and successfully created a space that could be used throughout the entire day, without negotiating on its use of an evening venue. With the use of a richly detailed palette of materials, the design has interwoven finely detailed elements into the bar and hotel.
4. CARLTON HILL, ST. JOHN’S WOOD, LONDON
St John’s Wood is located in a quiet residential high-end neighborhood. Two separate houses were remodeled into a four-story home by SHH. The clients previously owned one of the houses and later bought the adjoining Grade II listed property built-in 1930. The 5000 sq ft villa has an Italianate stucco design at the exteriors and a tall upper ground level with windows spanning from floor-to-ceiling. The story heights reduce as one moves to the upper floors.
5. THE TRAFALGAR ST. JAMES HILTON CURIO, LONDON
SHH renovated the iconic hotel of the Trafalgar St James hotel located on the south-west side of Trafalgar square. The hotel has 131 guest rooms, including 15 suites and a destination bar and dining space at the Rooftop. A British color palette of Blues and warm, deep reds is used throughout the hotel with art-deco influences and tactile furnishings.
6. UPPER RIVER BANK APARTMENTS, KAI TAK
Located in the heart of Kai Tak, Upper River Bank has a total of 667 units, a 36,000 sq ft clubhouse, two commercial floors, and Parking. This multi-residential sector was designed for Asians with a concept centered on openness so that there is good ventilation and plenty of natural light throughout the day.
7. COHESION COWORKING CLUBHOUSE, GUANGZHOU
This 43,000 sqft Co-Working space is located on the top two floors of a 67 story building in the business district of Guangzhou. The interior color palette takes inspiration from the geographical features surrounding the office, for example: (Northwest view: Baiyun Mountain; Northeast view: Tianluhu Forest Park Southeast view: South China Sea; Southwest view: Pearl River). SHH redefined the traditional office setup by moving a majority of offices away from the façade. That way, there is more communal space around the periphery, easy access, and amplified access to daylight.
8. Dubai Villa, Dubai
This 30,000 sq ft villa has been designed in a Mediterranean style with subtle Romanesque architectural influences. The color palette of dark timber and bronze metal hues characterize the luxurious interiors of the residence. The use of elegant metal screens, marble floors, and spectacular chandeliers bring a warm glow into the home.
9. Park Place, London
The seven-story property is a 21st-century interpretation of a traditional Mayfair home and includes a huge, double-story contemporary oriel bay window at the first and second floor levels, and a rolling curved roof providing a glass curtain wall to maximize natural light. The interior material palette includes dark-colored materials; black bricks with charcoal pointing; polished granite for the oriel window bay and window frames. The 7,500 sq ft. house design is inspired by the Victorian era and is a grade II heritage property.
10. THE BRIDGE- EXCEL EXHIBITION CENTRE, LONDON
SHH designed The Bridge with an “American style” look and feel with keeping food strategy in mind offering a service style bar, takeaway options, and a premium table service restaurant. The restaurant’s interior palette uses bold geometry and industrial materials such as stamped, profiled metal seen in 50’s diners. Tactile elements include woven vinyl flooring from Bolon and cognac colored leather upholstery.
Kobox is a nightclub themed boxing studio which combines features from entertainment venues like multi-colored lighting, blacklights, and music with state-of-the-art gym equipment. The 415 sqm gym at Baker Street boasts of graffiti-covered walls, refurbished timber elements from the previous design, and acoustic insulation. Kobox was shortlisted for the “health club of the year” category in 2020.
12. KWG HEAD OFFICE, SHANGHAI, CHINA
KWG headquarters is an office campus located in the city of Shanghai. The 32,500 sqft project unfolds over levels 19 and 20. The interior is cosmopolitan and features neutral tones and soft shapes and curves. The materials palette includes timber, stone, leather, fabrics, laminate glass, mesh, and brass highlights. Walkways are split up with integrated lights and planting, bringing the outside world in.
13. BARBICAN LOUNGE & FOODHALL, LONDON
SHH’s design has paid tribute to the original architecture of the iconic buildings (with exposed concrete ceilings and hammered aggregate walls) with bold new design interventions, such as the stacked olive-jar lighting in the Foodhall and the peacock-blue poured resin floor in the Lounge. Both the spaces are connected by their outdoor terraces, which feature striking ‘urban tree’ umbrellas, designed by Helen Hughes. The Barbican’s restaurant has won three major design awards and won at the 2011 Restaurant & Bar Design Awards, whilst the Barbican Lounge won International Hotel & Property Awards in 2011. The Barbican lounge and Foodhall has an Area of 2690 sq ft.
14. Belgravia House, London
Belgravia House is a stunning and modern refurbishment of a classic 18th century Grade 1 structure, in one of London’s most prestigious areas converted into a 21st century Modern home. The 24,000 sq. ft. house comprises six floors, 88 rooms with 10 bedroom suites. The spacious planning of the house is complemented by luxurious interiors, the use of warm color tones like beige and yellow, and lighting in the prime scheme.
15. C22 COWORKING CLUBHOUSE, SHANGHAI
C22 is a Co-working and F&B space maximizing the building’s natural assets to create a hub of activity for the young working professional to feel part of a community. The 29,235 sq ft. co-working space uses pop colors, plants, and timber in the ceiling and walls give out a vibrant and young vibe to space.