Adam Richards Architects’ Beautiful Ditchling Museum Contains a Spectacular Cabinet of Curiosities

by , 04/02/14

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Adam Richards ArchitectsDitchling Museum renovation is shaped like a small, dark chapel. The building’s form was inspired by the rural buildings that surround it – however it stands out with its delicate design and carefully selected material palette.

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Constructed using engineered timber and clad with black zinc, the shelter now houses a new gallery with a ‘Wunderkammer‘ (cabinet of curiosities) containing the museum’s founding objects. The unique antique collection features a working Stanhope Press (1842) as one of its main attractions.

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Via World Architecture News

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