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Wellcome Collection: Somewhere in Between

As a collaborative exhibition involving artists and scientists in the ground floor of the Wellcome Collection, Somewhere in Between called for a level of adaptability and engagement in design development that Factory Settings has become known for. In concert with the designers at Matheson Whiteley and the Wellcome, Factory Settings devised a cost-effective method of acoustic panelling around the main space using fabric and closed-cell foam, deftly achieving a polished design feature within a limited budget.

Other developed features included an embedded LED-lighting strip that achieved an ambient-illuminated shadow gap, and a fully out-fitted 16mm-projection space, finished with an acoustically controlled corridor, one-way mirror boxed in glazing, and sound-sealed projector compartments. All these features were developed in tandem with a rigorous value-engineering process, which kept costs low in an intricate, multi-faceted build.

Photos ©Steven Pocock and the Wellcome Trust