Concrete Elegance: Intimate Spaces


This event brings together Keith Williams of Keith Williams Architects and Nick Hayhurst of Hayhurst and Co to discuss two exciting new projects.

The Novium, Chichester. Keith Williams Architects

Chichester’s new Museum is an elegant new insertion into an historic city. The unique aspect of the Museum is centred around the substantial archaeological remains of the Roman Baths. The building spans these remains which have been incorporated in situ into the main entrance hall. The facade has been clad in pale precast concrete panels whilst the interior surfaces of the museum are made in fair faced concrete. Silver granite aggregates were used with silver grey granite fines, the surfaces of which were brushed to achieve a subtle sparkle.

The Novium, Chichester by Keith Williams Architects from The Building Centre on Vimeo.

Lawn House, London. Hayhurst and Co

The spaces within this residential extension are defined by two dividing lines that cross the plan. The first is a level change that marks the transition between the original house and the new building. The second is an imposed line that cuts diagonally through the new extension towards the garden. This line is used to define a material change between the living and play areas of the house and the cooking and dining areas. The former areas being primarily fabricated from natural and white stained timber and the latter cast in polished in situ concrete.

Lawn House by Hayhurst and Co from The Building Centre on Vimeo.

Chaired by David Bennett

Free to attend. Booking essential.