Dennis Gilbert|Dennis Gilbert|Dennis Gilbert||||||The contemporary embassy sits alongside the Ambassador’s Residence, built in 1902|View out to the Bay of Algiers from the residence, with the curved facade of the new embassy to the left|The twisted timber fins, each six metres high, reduce solar gain on the southern facade|The interior combines fair-faced concrete, timber joinery and glazed screens, with dark flooring tiles|The twisted timber fins were constructed in two halves using a purpose-built steam machine|The curve of the building lends the interior a “certain richness”|The stark, elemental forms of the embassy offer a clean constrast with the neo-Moorish residence||
22 Jun 2010

The British Embassy in Algeria

Words by Hugh Metcalf

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