Portrait by Richard Nicholson
The 32-year-old former model graduated from London’s Central Saint Martins arts college in 2000, and by 2005, boldly made her mark on the runways with her namesake Roksanda Ilincic line. Roksanda chose Adjaye for his bespoke designs that have always been less about structure or form and more about illusion. He approaches them with an artist’s sensibility, displaying an ingenious use of materials and ability to sculpt light. ‘I prefer not to make a house look a house. The aim for my buildings is to leave an individual impression based on how they’re experienced,’ he says. With this King’s Cross home, once an industrial concrete loading bay, Roksanda and David have created a glam-chic space with low-budget materials.
All pictures by Henrik KnudsenWhat I love is how they have shown us how light can be captured and displayed like a beautiful butterfly in a glass bell jar.