Malta’s Balluta Buildings are an Art Nouveau gem. Built in 1928, they were the largest and most luxurious apartments in Europe at that time. Apartment 3 is one of the first to undergo major renovation and the client’s brief to local architectural practice, Cuschieri Architects was to restore the space to its former Art Deco glory, with the addition of modern comforts.
Down to the smallest detail, the choice of materials, fixtures and fittings was crucial throughout, maintaining authenticity and reflecting the exceptional quality of the original apartment.
The master bathroom shown here, designed to be amongst the major wow factors of the apartment, places Drummonds classic bathroomware centre stage. A modern take on the traditional French ‘bateau’, the magnificent cast iron Humber bath makes a striking focus point, with the brassware in a Brushed Brass finish providing a warm contrast to the monochromatic scheme.
Geometric tiles and veined marble set the scene in the bathroom, paying homage to the sheer glamour of the Art Nouveau period. This focus on luxurious materials is typical of the period but translates seamlessly into a modern feel. Likewise, Drummonds bathroomware creates an effortless bridge between classic and contemporary, with the bespoke Brushed Brass finish (designed to patinate naturally with age) acknowledging the heritage of this architecturally important building.
The Humber bath with bespoke raw finish
Coll Lever bath & shower mixer with China Lever handles on H-Stand
Coll Lever basin taps with China Lever handles
Eden low level WC suite with China handle & standard loo seat
Five bar wall mounted heated towel radiator
Single Chessleton wall lights with conical shades
Rectangular tilt mirror
Large bath rack
Single glass shelf
All finished in Brushed Brass
Architecture & interior design by Cuschieri Architects