New life for the country’s first public cinemas

This handsome Edwardian building in Soho, London, was home to one of the country’s first public cinemas. The corner site’s recent star-studded makeover saw Mumford & Wood fit all 80+ fixed casement windows in the three-storey arched main office elevations, yielding a traditional look with up-to-date thermal and acoustic values. Highly commended by the British Woodworking Federation, the refurb’s a performance that’s making ’em sit up in their seats...

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National Museum, Tartu, Estonia

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