Yesterday a group of staff and students from the Interiors section had a visit to two inspirational locations in the Leeds area. The morning was spent in Saltaire, Shipley at the converted textiles mill, Salts Mill. It is a perfect study building for us to visit as it demonstrates the conversion from Victorian textiles mill to contemporary lifetyle facility. As well as housing a gallery containing works by the Bradford artist David Hockney, it also provides retail therapy and places to eat. A great example of a building with ‘blended functions’.
In the afternoon, and to tie in with a current project about museums and collections, we visited the Leeds Discovery Centre which is the depository for objects owned by the city of Leeds. When not in a museum, spare items are stored at the Discovery Centre and we were fortunate enough to visit the inner sanctum! An amazing collection from costume to taxidermy!
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