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Selective Insulation de Davidson Rafailidis


Interior design project of artists' studios, "Selective Insulation" reflects an original reflection on thermal insulation and shows how it can affect the spatiality and uses of a building.

Berlin architects Stephanie Davidson and Georg Rafailidis have recently been given the realization of artists' studios in the Old School House in Hexham, United Kingdom, a talent incubator housed in a building built in 1849.

Offering large interior volumes and suffering from isolation summary, the building requires heating sustained during the winter months to stay comfortably usable. The question of its thermal insulation appears as a central point of the project.

In response, designers propose to create workspaces isolated in the original space, small volumes of graft 4m² to existing windows and consist of a double skin insulating plastic film structure bullata, door and 'a desk.

"Selective Insulation" therefore appears as an original and reasoned intervention, a remarkable economy of means making the space usable and comfortable by reducing the need for heating and sculpting the space.

To learn more about this project and other implementation of Rafailidis Davidson, visit the agency website.

Photo credits: Steve Mayes Photography

Source: dezeen

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