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The 'Nottingham Contemporary' is a Modernized Warehouse for Art

By: Katherine Vong - Published: Nov 16, 2009 • References: carusostjohn and dezeen
From far away, the recently completed Nottingham Contemporary art centre in Nottingham, UK, resembles a typical container-style warehouse. But if you look closer, you’ll realize it is so much more.

Called Nottingham Contemporary, this interesting building created by London practice Caruso St John Architects combines the traditional aesthetics of a warehouse with contemporary detailing. The Nottingham Contemporary was inspired by New York artists’ spaces of the 1960s and features a lace-patterned precast concrete facade as well as fluted gold anodized aluminum on two of its roof blocks.