Worth Abbey by Thomas Heatherwick Features Carefully Crafted Details

By: Jana Pijak - Published: Mar 11, 2012 • References: heatherwick & frameweb
Worth Abbey by Thomas Heatherwick is a 1970s Benedictine abbey that has been updated and brought into a new century. A contemporary redesign of a classic church concept, this stunning structure features modern architectural accents while paying homage to traditional wood-working crafts.

Constructed by British architect Francis Pollen in 1974, a new design concept by architect Thomas Heatherwick features a multitude of American walnut seats that are curved to mirror the circular architecture of the space.

Benches, choir stalls, tables, server seats and confessional rooms have all been replaced, making for a wood-clad interior that is traditional while keeping in touch with modern design ideals. Sleek and solid, Worth Abbey by Thomas Heatherwick features interior fittings that work together with the church's existing structure. Offsetting against one another, these design details put focus on clean lines and traditional textures. Stats for Curved Wood-Clad Seating Trending: Older & Mild
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