PVCConstruct is a cultural project without any commercial interest. It was born to illustrate the many ways in which Polyvinyl Chloride (PVC) can enhance our daily lives.
London-based Casper Mueller Kneer Architects recently re-designed the White Cube Bermondsey, the gallery’s third and largest venue in London. More than 5440 m2 of existing 1970s’ warehouse space was transformed to provide exhibition spaces, warehousing, private viewing rooms, an auditorium and a bookshop.
The new gallery spaces were inserted as free standing volumes at the heart of the building – shells within a shell. And surrounded by ancillary spaces and service voids. This allows the galleries to be serviced from all sides and be structurally and environmentally self-contained, independent from the existing building.
The lighting design provides a completely even light. Some galleries combine natural and artificial light developed through a white membrane of PVC which gives them a homogenous illumination...