Balustrade, Senate House, University of London, London, England
Love love lover this interior design.
From the photographer:
I don’t like the exterior of Senate House as I find it too austere but the interior is beautiful. Any interior clad in travertine makes me go weak at the knees, the colour and the texture is so appealing. The story is that Hitler planned on using this building as his headquarters when he conquered Britain.
Grade II* listed, designed by Charles Holden between 1932 - 38.
Imposing Egyptianate entrance hall at base of tower with travertine floor and walls with broad fluted pilasters asemi-open space giving through access, with doors to south leading to Senate House and to north to Institute of Historical Research and School of Slavonic Studies.
Principal spaces all with travertine cladding to walls and floors, ceilings of moulded plaster with flat panel patterns and embellishments based on a London plane tree motif. Staircases floored in travertine, with bronzed balustrades treated as stylised Ionic columns. Principal entrance hall on two levels with first floor balcony having elaborate bronzed balustrade.