I chose a few potential sites to possibly visit and explore. To be honest from the moment I knew about the task of exploring a selected space I knew which one I will go for despite never being inside. So over a week ago I started a process of getting a permission to access and I got it! I will be visiting Subsea 7 Sutton Office next week.
Two of three chosen spaces I would have to have a permission to enter (Subsea 7 and Toyota Epsom).
The only space I visited previously was 601 Queen’s Rd -restaurant and bar in Wimbledon, London. I liked this space as it had a design style that matches my personal taste. Lots of space and natural light and a trendy design. I particularly liked the bar stools which looked stylish and comfortable. They were quite popular with guests. The colour pallete was greys, blues, whites and black. Bar and stools were finished to high standard whereas nearby distressed tables were surrounded by mis-matched chairs and plush sofas. Fresh herbs in in rustic wooden pots were decorating the bar and some tables adding to a homely feel. Urban and retro looking lights were adding to a nice atmosphere. I liked that space it was thought through, had plenty of sunlight on the day I visited and was inviting to relax and spend time with friends.
Nevertheless I liked Subsea 7 more, despite never visiting. Sometimes I drive next to that building, and even before I started to study Interior Design I was intrigued by external design of the building. Here’s some images of the outside:
The open work panels have always intrigued me and I remember having thoughts that it was a great design idea as it adds extra interest to the outside of the building. I also imagined it would shield some of the sun on hot summer days. That was of course just my guessing but I remember paying attention to that building for a while now.
From outside you can clearly see tall yellow columns inside. They seem to be a structural element, but their colour makes a statement.
I am delighted I will be able to visit it and spend some time there.
Images sourced from:
https://openhouselondon.open-city.org.uk/listings/6840 (accessed on 08.09.2019) and https://www.flickr.com/photos/exploresutton/32070606953/in/photostream/lightbox/ (accessed on 08.09.2019)