The Arts Council England | Brighton, UK 2009 - 2010

The Arts Council England’s staff working policies demanded a carefully planned space with a very specific relationship between different employees, while at the same time avoiding any overbearing hierarchy.

Bespoke joinery, combing storage, lighting and utility functions, act as visual portals between the transient working spaces and permanent working areas. These tectonic elements have been carefully positioned to imply subdivision without separation; their design and placement reinforcing circulation routes and providing a shifting relationship of uninterrupted views, narrow glimpses and foreshortened perspective.

The apparent layering of the visual field encourages an appreciation of movement and parallax, and on occasion has encouraged a theatrical occupation of the space.