Posted on September 22, 2010

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Three-storeys Soundhouse Enveloped in Black Rubber

This three-storeys Soundhouse with a unique black boxed structure is where people from the University of Sheffield, with a big passion for music, get to play. The 450 sqm building – designed and Careyjones Architects and put up by Jefferson Sheared Architects – is a first for the U.K. for using black rubber to dress it up (almost) completely.

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Why they used leather is obvious. To build a soundproof exterior. And they did it. The black building has become a landmark on the university campus, turning heads both for the design and the creative environment. Consider it the 21st century flagship for “music boxes”.

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Apart from doing what it was designed for – music, it’s a mix between boring and pretty. Do you like it?

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