04 July, 2010

Garden Museum by Dow Jones Architects

Garden Museum is hosted in the former St. Mary’s church, located at Lambeth Palace Road in London. In October 2007 London based Dow Jones Architects won the competition for the design of a new interior.

The project consist of a two-storey passage, that the architects called the Belvedere. The construction wraps around the aisles of the historic interior and houses both the temporary gallery at the ground floor and the permanent collection at the second level.

Very interesting aspect of the design is the environmentally friendly, carbon-negative material called Euban. Pre-fabricated structural timber panels are also very quick to build with. And what is more, note how the texture and colour of unfinished timber compliments the existing limestone walls.





















photos via: arch daily

13 comments:

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  2. Leni, very interesting tips, very black humour! The pegs are cool! Thanks a lot.

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  3. Simply amazing... this post!! Very intriguing church!

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  4. I see you like these re-used churches a lot! i love them too, i think they're great!

    ps. Thanks for your constructive criticism at my blog! I gave you a reply on my blog. :) Have a nice day!

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  5. Perfect space for a museum. Beautiful!

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  6. very intersting! so gorgeous. xoxolannie.

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  7. Niesamowite miejsce. Zmiana funkcji sprawia, że całkiem inaczej patrzy się na te typowo sakralne elementy dekoracyjne.

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  8. What a beautiful space. Thanks for sharing!

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  9. This building is just as amazing as the others from the previous post! Old and new are combined perfectly here too, I love the colors of the materials, so much harmony and style. This church is a real palace liek it should be.

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  10. Thanks for sharing and providing interesting information about material they used. Great as always!

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  11. what a gorgeous space! stark and modern yet still speaks of tradition-thanks for sharing

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  12. OMG I NEED A HOUSE IN THE CHURCH!!!!I NEED IT!
    wonderful......

    fantastic blog!

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  13. una NANA qualunque, you have been inspired :)
    Great!

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