Public Buildings

Somerset House

Forme UK

17 Nov 2014

Forme UK are set to complete the refurbishment of the ‘New Wing' of the Somerset House estate, following their refurbishment and modernisation of the third floor in the South Wing in 2008. When the Inland Revenue vacated the ground floor of the East Wing and the entire West Wing after 150 years of occupation, the interior architects were briefed to convert the spaces for new use. As with

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Lotus & Bamboo Tea Room

MINAX

20 Oct 2014

Shanghai-based design studio MINAX has just completed its latest project, the Lotus & Bamboo Tea Room. The tea room was created specially for the 2014 China International Aquilaria Culture Exposition & Living Space Exhibition. The Lotus & Bamboo Tea Room is composed of 500 bamboo pieces with a diameter of 6cm, each piece varying in height. The order of height follows the shape of an

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Auditorium Theatre of Roosevelt University

Adler & Sullivan

27 Aug 2014

Adler and Sullivan's magnificent Auditorium Theatre Building, architectural masterpiece of Chicago, celebrates its 125th anniversary this year. Dubbed as the ‘eighth wonder of the world' from the moment it opened, even Frank Lloyd Wright, who had been fired from the design team mid-construction by Sullivan for moonlighting, called it ‘the greatest room for music and opera in the

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Pastello

Mathery Studio

26 Aug 2014

The National Gallery of Victoria's Children's Gallery has been given over to the creative talents of Melbourne-based Italian design duo Erika Zorzi and Matteo Sangalli of Mathery Studio. The pair were commissioned to conceptualise and design a new immersive kids space focused on transforming perception surrounding the simple act of drawing. The project has been named ‘Pastello', derived

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Science Café Library

Anna Wigandt

19 Aug 2014

The café of a science and engineering museum has been designed by Anna Wigandt, based in her hometown Chisinau, capital city of Moldova. The space is multifunctional; at once a self-serve canteen, library and lecture hall, aimed to combine study with comfort and to stimulate an interest in science for those visiting. Fundamental in allowing the space to operate effectively is a modular

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