Shrink wrapped

The front elevation to Gordon Street. The metal brise soleil creates a moire pattern that reflects the research being carried on inside.

Source: Tim Soar

Designing a centre for scientists working in nanotechnology, Feilden Clegg Bradley faced a rigid technical brief. Despite this, its new research centre is both delicate and confident, giving UCL's Bloomsbury campus a new front door.. Photos by Tim Soar

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