London Metropolitan University School of Architecture Gallery

DRDH Architects
London, 2007

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The gallery space is quiet and reserved, letting the exhibited work stand out 

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  • The gallery space is quiet and reserved, letting the exhibited work stand out    
  • Construction time and budget constraints were tight    
  • Furniture is integrated within the walls    
  • Floor plan    
  • North facing section    
  • East facing section    
  • South facing section    
  • West facing section    

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  • Completed: 2007
  • Sector: Arts and culture
  • Total cost: £3,500
  • Address: London Metropolitan University School of Architecture, Spring House , 40-44 Holloway Road , London, N7 8JL, United Kingdom

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Unassuming, felt-lined gallery and exhibition space for an architecture school in London

A project of studied modesty – a felt-lined piece of furniture divides the room into an entrance lobby, two galleries and a chair store. Display boards are clad in felt or birch-faced plywood, and steel shelves at low level conceal existing heating installations and form a seat or display area.

The project is a modest and warm place for exhibitions, lectures and talks.

With only 27 days of construction time and £3,500 to spend, the practice had to impress the tutors at London Metropolitan University’s architecture school.

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