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Design Museum, London, United Kingdom. Architect: RMJM London Ltd, 1962.

Design Museum, London, United Kingdom. Architect: RMJM London Ltd, 1962.
:GSMI-0067-0001
: South elevation, main entrance. Design Museum, London, United Kingdom. Architect: RMJM London Ltd, 1962.
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:5014 x 3346 pixels
:23/07/2019
:No Restriction
:Grant Smith/VIEW
:60898
:Design Museum
:Design Museum, London, United Kingdom. Architect: RMJM London Ltd, 1962.
:Kensington High Street
:London
:United Kingdom
:RMJM London Ltd
:www.rmjm.com
:Culture And Entertainment
:Museum
:1962
:VIEW Architecture
:Following a long search for larger premises, in 2008 the Design Museum selected the former 1960's Commonwealth Institute building in Kensington High Street as its new home. This unique landmark, Grade II* listed, stood vacant for over a decade, but now has been transformed by John Pawson. OMA were responsible for the overall master plan with Allies and Morrison in charge of the refurbishment of the exterior. Regarded by English Heritage as the second most important modern building in London, after the Royal Festival Hall, the building had a low brickwork plinth clad in blue-grey glazing. Its unusual design proved problematic, and it was said to have leaked from the outset. Other design and construction faults emerged relatively soon after completion, which in part stemmed from the restricted budget, and the building proved very costly to run and maintain.
:Design Museum; architecture; culture; entertainment; Europe; United Kingdom; London; Kensington High Street; W8; 1962; 20th Century; RMJM London Ltd; large group of people; incidental people; Full Frame; general view; day; exterior; John Pawson; exhibition space; museum; exhibition; refurbishment; visitor attraction; tourist attraction architectural icon; landmark; Grade II* listed; transformation; London architecture; exterior facade; commonplace; water feature; fountain; south elevation; main entrance
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:I
:Colour
:Large group of people (11+ people)
:Full Frame
:Yes
:General view
:Day
:Exterior
:Grant Smith
:GSMI-0067-0001.jpg
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