Student Salon by Feix & Merlin

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Student Salon by Feix & Merlin

This year’s London School of Economics students can take time out from studies in a custom-built lounge, where boxy white stools slots into walls and a central table.

Student Salon by Feix & Merlin

Faceted walls and angled mirrors surround the Student Salon, which was completed by London architects Feix & Merlin just in time for the start of term.

Student Salon by Feix & Merlin

Students with work to do can plug their laptops into plug sockets and data points located within framed recesses in the walls.

Student Salon by Feix & Merlin

These recesses also house alarm panels, shelves, and signage.

Student Salon by Feix & Merlin

Other recent interiors featuring mirrors include an apartment with wrinkly mirrored walls and a clothes store with a photography studio concealed at its centre.

Student Salon by Feix & Merlin

Photography is by Andy Matthews.

Student Salon by Feix & Merlin

Here's a little more from the architects:


*Student Salon*

Earlier this year Feix & Merlin Architects were invited by the LSE to re-imagine their Student Salon, a ground floor shop front type space in one of the campus buildings where students spend their free between lectures or come to just meet and hang out. The project was on a tight budget and timeline but is now complete, just in time for Fresher's Week.

Student Salon by Feix & Merlin

The design incorporates new faceted timber wall lining with ornately framed or coloured recesses for custom made benches and desks as well as shelving, power+data points, alarm panels and signage.

Student Salon by Feix & Merlin

Angled mirrored panels on the walls and ceiling create a slightly surreal perspective as you walk in. A central desk has been custom made with pullout seating for all that hot-desking students do nowadays and a bench at the rear is the perfect place for a little bit of inter-disciplinary fraternisation.

Student Salon by Feix & Merlin

Location: St. Clements Lane, LSE Campus in Holborn, London
Status: Completed
Client: The LSE, London School of Economics

  • http://twitter.com/andrewliebchen @andrewliebchen

    Looks terribly uncomfortable.

  • Angelica

    I will definitely need some knee guard when I'm in this lounge. Everything looks so hard and pointy !!

  • http://uptodayarch.blogspot.com up_today_arch

    but stylish!… it's important)

  • jed

    it looks noisy

  • Sabine

    "stylish" (or better put, good design) is important and there are many ways to archieve it…this space doesn't look very stylish nor functional from the photos…

    • iag

      I have to agree… this will also look terribly tired in no time at all. Those edges / corners will be bashed to bits in no time sliding the chairs in and out.