Category Archives: Interior Design

Architecture & Interior Design: New Books

Biomimicry in Architecture. Serpentine Pavilion Summer Houses 2016.

drawing out the interior. context + environment. Form and Structure in Interior Architecture

The Iconic Interior 1900 to the present. Interior Design: Close Up

New at Llandaff – follow the links to the library catalogue to read more about them.


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New Books



A History of Interior Design: John Pile & Judith Gura 747.09 PIL


Architectural Drawing: David Dernie 720.284 DER


Interior Design: Jenny Gibbs 747.023 GIB


Currently on display – 2nd floor Llandaff Library

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New Books

Newly arrived this week, these books can be found on the shelves (top floor – Llandaff Library) ready to borrow.

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Luscious Lights and Decorated Domes – Frame magazine

Frame cover


The May/June edition of Frame magazine is an opulent, tactile affair. Frame shows us the potential of what it calls “the great indoors” showcasing contemporary interior design from around the globe. The magazine focuses on photos and drawings with the the story behind each design being written in easy-to-understand, down-to-earth English.  The current edition shows us (amongst other things) two very different but equally submersive interiors in the works of Liz West and Elise Morin.


Lighten Up


Liz West’s light art installation Your Colour Perception in the Castlefield Gallery’s New Art Spaces Federation House in Manchester, saturates the space with artificial chromatic light. The artist says she is interested in “creating illusions and in making people question what they are really looking at.”


Play it again, Elise


Paris-based artist Elise Morin has conjured a multimedia event out of piles of old CDs and inflatable domes. The installation, Waste Landscape #4, turns an old swimming pool turned cultural centre in Slovakia into a scaly landscape. Each installation is a “social event”. For this work volunteers from the local jail helped attach the 180,000 CDs to the inflatable domes by hand. Lighting design and a specially made soundscape accompanied the structures.


mapllandaffFollow the blue signs for journals through the learning centre:

Zone 3, Floor 2: A- H

Zone 3, Floor 3: I- Z and archive


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