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Hotel Lambert, Ile Saint Louis, Paris: the library

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Le Brun, Charles (1619-1690)
NOTES: This town house, built for the financier Jean-Baptiste Lambert, was designed by Louis Le Vau. Eustache le Sueur and Charles Le Brun were responsible for the interior decoration, notably the Galerie d'Hercule.

Palazzo del Quirinale, Rome: a corner of the library

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NOTES: This palace was built by Pope Gregory XIII in 1574 as a summer residence. It served as a papal residence and housed the central offices responsible for the civil government of the Papal States until 1870. It has been the official residence and workplace of the Presidents of the Italian Republic since 1946.

City and Regional Library, Seinajoki

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Aalto, Alvar (1898-1976)
NOTES: This library forms part of the Aalto Centre of Seinajoki, built between 1960 and 1968, which includes the Town Hall, Church of the Cross Plains, the Civic Centre, the State Office Building, and the City Theatre.

City and Regional Library, Seinajoki

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Aalto, Alvar (1898-1976)
NOTES: This library forms part of the Aalto Centre of Seinajoki, built between 1960 and 1968, which includes the Town Hall, Church of the Cross Plains, the Civic Centre, the State Office Building, and the City Theatre.

Collingwood, house off the Portsmouth Road, Camberley: the sunken living room

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Womersley, Peter (1923-1993)
NOTES: Built largely of timber, this was the second house Womersley built for his brother, a managing director of a furniture company. This image is one of many taken for the book 'New single-storey houses' by Penelope Whiting (London: The Architectural Press, 1966).

Studio at Hertingfordbury, Hertfordshire: view from the ground floor of the farmhouse to the studio

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Fry Drew & Partners
NOTES: This studio addition to a farmhouse was built for the designer Ashley Havinden.

Schreiber House, West Heath Road, Hampstead, London: the study on the first floor with teak veneer fitted bookcases

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Gowan, James (1923-2015)
NOTES: The special built-in furniture and room dividers were designed by James Gowan and made by the Schreiber furniture company.

Wells Coates's studio flat, 18 Yeoman's Row, Knightsbridge, London: view of one of the cabin beds and the 'hearth scene' from the dining area

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Coates, Wells Wintemute (1895-1958)
NOTES: Wells Coates converted this London pied a terre into his studio-home. The small space was zoned by the use of built-in furniture. The main feature was the 'hearth scene', which was a bookcase on one side and a back-rest for cushions on the other. It has since been destroyed.
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