London’s iron fashion facade

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Fashion designer Paul Smith’s London store has undergone a face-lift.

6a Architects used the fashion designer’s hand drawings to create a repetitive relief pattern of interlocking circles to cast in iron.

“Cast iron forms an understated background to the city’s streets – its railings, gratings, balconies, and lamp posts,” said the architects.

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Thin edges of the circles are embossed to cast shadows across the surface, which is patinated and marked from the casting process.

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