London Metropolitan University School of Architecture Gallery

DRDH Architects, London, 2007


Subscribe now to instantly view this image

Subscribe to the Architects’ Journal (AJ) for instant access to the AJ Buildings Library, an online database of nearly 2,000 exemplar buildings in photographs, plans, elevations and details.

Already a subscriber? Sign in

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

DRDH (website)     Download Original

  • 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    

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.


  • 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

Professional Team