Bramah House - backed by St James Group and built on a derelict industrial site 1km from fashionable Sloane Square - comprises two blocks of flats linked by a single storey of commercial space, providing a health and fitness club and a rooftop garden.
According to the architect, the facade's maze of vertical and horizontal slots is designed to maximise light in the various one-, two- and three-bedroom flats.
The practice also claims that 'the cladding serves as the canvas for one of the largest pieces of art on a building in Europe -the design is etched into the aluminium panels to wrap the building and evoke the history of the site'.
The blocks are angled to capitalise on riverside views. The larger rises 12 storeys and houses 196 homes, while the second, 10-storey structure contains 103 flats.
Make boss Ken Shuttleworth said: 'It embodies the dialogue between art and science, which is so fundamental to the architectural process.'