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- A strip of double insulated U-glass brings natural light into the production hall from the south, while protecting it from summer sun exposure.
- Black glass walls enclose a showroom where a movement-activated system plays atmospheric music when someone enters the space.
- “The white walls, floor and ceiling polarise the dark entry funnel.”
- Tinted and textured glass delineate areas inside this office and factory completed by V.oid Architecture for the Lima-based company that manufactures car windscreens for Tesla (+ slideshow).
- The production offices are suspended over the vast machinery hall, giving employees clear views of the production line.
- London firm Timothy Hatton Architects has added a burnished steel staircase to rug designer Deirdre Dyson’s Chelsea carpet gallery as part of a renovation of her studio.
- The rest of the building has been transformed into a gallery, with rugs displayed hanging on metal frameworks.
- Lighting for the gallery was provided by Lighting Design International, who treated the building as an art gallery rather than a carpet showroom.
- Deirdre Dyson had previously used the building as a studio and showroom, but decided to overhaul the space to incorporate a gallery that could also display rugs as works of art.
- The architects added glass bricks to the back wall of the gallery, to bring additional natural light into the space.