Lux Building, London

MaccreanorLavington Architects 

Forming part of one of the squares with a central garden that characterize London’s public space, a neutral facade unifies what really are two different buildings in a single volume. Commissioned by a film producer on one hand and a new media art agency on the other, together they take up half the area available, renting out the rest to related companies. Separated by a central service band, the two parts function as independent entities with no internal connection; the public square is where they interact with one another. The klinker mask of the facade has regular openings that give no hint of interior functions; though small variations in their size suggest diversity in the program, which incorporates a cinema and café at ground level and offices, editing rooms and a video-art gallery on the upper floors...