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Delivering the well-tempered institution of 1873


Medium: journal article
Language(s): English
Published in: arq: Architectural Research Quarterly, , n. 1, v. 2
Page(s): 66-75
DOI: 10.1017/s1359135500001111

The Museum of Natural History, London, typified the state of environmental service design in large public buildings when construction started in 1873, as described in an earlier paper in arq, vol. 2. Its exemplary systems included both ventilation with heating and the architect's use of towers, especially the novel multi-sleeved versions which he described as ‘thermosyphonic’, as ventilation exhausts. This paper describes how, both in critical design decisions during construction and in physical adjustments made after its occupation in 1881, the Museum reveals both contemporary practices and the professional skills of its architect and engineer.

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