Architecture May, 27 2009

Creative Units by Heatherwick Studio

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London’s Heatherwick Studio tackled the challenge of producing innovative, low cost creative spaces on the Aberystwyth University. Located in Western Wales, the University required innovative and low cost solutions. In response to the needs, Heatherwick Studio created eight timber frame buildings on concrete stilts. Their innovative twist was to clad the timber in bespoke skins of stainless steel. This skin adds a shimmer to the structures and ties the buildings into the natural surroundings. The interiors are kept plain for multiple use and easy adaptation. (via Wallpaper*).

Close up and interior after the jump.