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Dairy Arts Centre

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Studio Jenny Jones
 
location London
function gallery
contributed by Burutapen

London is full of hidden gems which are rapidly disappearing under the pressure of profit making large housing schemes in prime locations. This is one of those endangered spaces . A former dairy deport, transformed by the vision of two private collectors, and the skill of their architect, into a temporary arts centre. The project, set in a complex assemblage of existing spaces (buildings and yards), plays with its geography to configure a series of spaces which are cleverly connected to both its context and former existence. Due to its ephemeral nature, budget priorities have shaped the design decisions. A very common occurrence in the industry , used as justification for less than perfect solutions, here generated a very different outcome thanks to the architect's vision. The result is a lesson on the intelligent application of the "less is more" philosophy that is well worth visiting.

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Dairy Arts Centre
Address
Wakefield St. 7 a
United Kingdom
http://dairyartcentre.org.uk/exhibitions/outd
oor/
Project is public!
Opening hours Wednesday - Friday: 10am - 5pm. Saturday, Sunday and all bank holidays: 11am - 5pm. Tours of the exhibition take place at 1.30pm every Thursday and 3pm on Saturday and Sunday, free of charge. For group visits or to arrange a tour at a different time, please contact us : publictours@dairyartcentre.org.uk
How to get there? Nearest tube station: Russell Square Buses from Kings cross:
Completion 4- 2013
Floor area/size 1885 m2
Cost € 211000,-
ArchitectStudio Jenny Jones
lighting designerDPA
structural engineerHolt and Wooton
contractorMaven Interiors
Client Talisman Arts
 
Project ID 13576
Latitude/Longitude 51°31'33N 00°07'21W
Contributed by Burutapen
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