Highbury Substation, Islington, London
About the Project
Chelsea Expanded Metal security screens at Highbury Substation, Seven Sisters, London.
The 3D rhomboid form of the expanded metal mesh screening was designed to match the etched-concrete sculptural wall on which it is fixed.
The brief was to continue the bold theme whilst not blocking light to the adjacent dwellings.
Chelsea expanded metal mesh was chosen as it can appear both transparent and opaque simultaneously, depending on the viewer’s perspective.
The Locker-designed framework was powder-coated bronze to complement the vernacular brickwork.