Case Study – Baroque Library for a Georgian HallPosted in January 2014 by Andrew PetherickIn late 2013, Artichokes architectural design team were approached by the new owner of a magnificent late 17th Century Grade II* Listed Georgian Hall in the English countryside.The Hall sits in gently undulating parkland with some quite magnificent architectural design features which include a listed fishing temple with a pedimented Roman Doric portico, and listed Palladian stables.Among the requirements for the Halls interior design is a grand library in the Baroque style. For those unfamiliar with Baroque interior and architectural design, it can best be described as a dramatic and theatrical take on Renaissance architecture, often including bold features such as opulent use of ornaments and colour, gilding and carving. For interior architectural designers and cabinet makers, this is an deeply interesting and challenging project. The Philosophical Hall, PragueThere are many baroque rooms to take inspiration from when preparing an interior design of this nature. During design meetings with the Halls owner, one particular room caught our eye, the breathtaking Philosophical Hall in the Strahov Monastery in Prague, arguably one of the most beautiful libraries and interiors in The World.The library in the Philosophical Hall was built in 1779.
Baroque gilded Library for a Georgian Hall in England