A Hide-Away in Plain Sight.
In early 2011, Feix & Merlin Architects were invited by the LSE to re-imagine their Student Salon, a ground floor shop front type space in one of the campus buildings where students spend their free time between lectures or come to just meet and hang out. The project was on a tight budget and timeline but was completed just in time for Fresher’s Week.
The design incorporates new faceted timber wall lining with coloured recesses for custom made benches and desks as well as ornately framed shelves, power+data points, alarm panels and signage.
Angled mirrored panels on the walls and ceiling create a slightly surreal perspective as you walk in. A central desk has been custom made with pullout seating for all that hot-desking students do nowadays and a bench at the rear is the perfect place for a little bit of inter-disciplinary fraternisation.
“Imaginative, empathetic and contemporary are just three of the adjectives I would use to describe Feix and Merlin…They are a great team to work with, a joy in fact and I am sure they will be working at the LSE in the future.”
Julian Robinson, Director of Estates, LSE
The London School of Economics (LSE)
LSE Campus in Holborn, London