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Balustrade, Senate House, University of London, London, England by curry15
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.

Balustrade, Senate House, University of London, London, England
by curry15

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.

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