The design for the RIBA Visitor Lounge at the 2014 MIPIM UK property trade show takes the form of an exaggerated architectural pin-up. The sculptural interior space is formed primarily from hundreds of A1 black and white architectural images taken from the RIBA archive. Work by renowned architects such as Goldfinger, Le Corbusier and Lutchens was featured alongside submissions from present day RIBA practices.
The lounge is conceived as an immersive, all-encompassing environment, which acts to create a sense of separation between the inhabitant and the busy environment of the trade show. Drawings radiate outwards from the centre of the space and all images face inwards, creating a stimulating 360 degree experience. In addition to the main sculpted space, banners along the perimeter hang low, creating small pockets of more private space for delegates to hold discussions.