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Finkernagel Ross

London & Hamburg
Photo: Will Scott

Regions Served

  • France
  • Germany
  • United Kingdom

Finkernagel Ross is a London and Hamburg based team creating bold and impactful architecture and interior design.

We never take the beaten track. Every project is embraced as an opportunity to craft the unexpected from a unique and distinctive idea, making it inherently bespoke and personal.

From the initial vision through to the finishing touches, we strive to use light to create impact, harness materials to do something unexpected, making the most out of every little detail to create something extraordinary. We relish injecting an element of adventure, drama or surprise, finding exactly the right accent colour, combining layers to create a rich and characterful style, and mixing old with new. Tradition matters to us, and we are inspired by the way things have always been done, by the age-old craft of making, and by enduring materials – stone, steel, timber.

Of course, everything has to add up too – the financial investment, the design, the delivery – and we share in the entrepreneurial spirit and drive of our clients while maintaining a personal service.

Our thoughtful, joined-up approach has been rewarded with many industry awards and by longstanding collaborations with appreciative clients and partners.

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Directors

  • Felix and Catherine Finkernagel

Locations

  • London
    Unicorn House
    221-222 Shoreditch High Street
    London
    E1 6PJ
  • Hamburg
    Fischers Allee 72
    22763
    Hamburg

Featured Projects

Sheldon Avenue

Behind the traditional façade of this newly built London property lies a dramatic, unique and contemporary family home. A three-storey entrance atrium houses a centerpiece helical staircase which appears as a delicate black ribbon, corkscrewing its way through the building from above, giving a first indication of the drama and excitement of the home beyond. A playful arrangement of rooms and levels on the lower floor levels connect the home to its beautifully terraced garden and give the impression of openness while providing more intimate areas for private relaxation.

Photos: Will Scott

Willett House

Behind a restored Victorian façade, reminiscent of the Arts & Crafts movement, striking contemporary interiors bring together the very best of bespoke residential design and a commercial, value-led approach. The Maisonette has been dressed for sale to present it as the warm and welcoming home that it will become. Collaborator YAP Art has thoughtfully finished the space with a selection of carefully curated art, hand-picked to embellish the completed project.

Photo: Will Scott

Boscastle Road

A four-storey vertical lightwell has dramatically transformed this traditional Victorian property into an exceptional light and modern family home with a three-storey feature bookcase rising through the house. Appearing to cut its way through the building, the light well slots between the original rear elevation and the main body of the house, creating interconnected spaces between the original house and a new extension to the rear, where an impressive double-height glass extension encapsulates the new family living areas and the first floor above.

Photo: Nathalie Priem

Wedderburn Road

This exquisitely detailed contemporary extension to a Grade II listed detached London property is built almost entirely of glass and topped with a crisp marble-clad canopy which appears to float, allowing a clear view of the rear of the original Arts and Crafts house. The delicate and dematerialised enclosure houses a new family kitchen and dining area where sliding doors and frameless roof lights maximise daylight and blur the distinction between inside and outside space. Beyond, a John Soane inspired timber-paneled ante room creates an effortless transition between the listed building and the modern glass extension.

Photo: Will Scott

Woodlands Avenue

Careful restoration, refurbishment and extension of this Edwardian semi-detached London house has transformed this building into a characterful family home suitable for modern living. Internally the dark, closed spaces of the original house have been broken up to create a fluid and open spaces.  Stylish interiors complement both the traditional and contemporary elements of the house – restored features sit alongside vintage, contemporary and more traditional pieces of furniture and custom-made joinery items.

Photo: Ben Anders

Regency Terrace

Every detail of the interior of this Grade II listed Regency house has been meticulously renovated to bring it back to life. Floors have been re-leveled, the stone staircase refurbished and balconies brought back to their former glory. Original features such as shutters and cornices have been resorted, re-injecting character that had faded from the house through years of neglect. The past is now effortlessly interwoven with the present, and the house is once again a proud, characterful home befitting its elegant Belgravia location.

Photo: David Vintiner

Quilter Street

A thoughtful renovation and interior design of this small East London worker’s cottage coupled with dressing, styling and photographing the property on completion resulted in a 20% uplift in its rental value. On the ground floor, living spaces have been opened up to create light and welcoming spaces. Upstairs, vaulted ceilings give the impression of space in a relatively tight floor plan, and exposed brick walls and restored Victorian fireplaces in the bedrooms retain the character of the building.

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