Enfilades

I’ve been looking at how enfilades are generally used in architecture. An example of this is the Palace of Westminster, more commonly known as the Houses of Parliament, has an enfilade of three Royal apartments that continues through the two legislative Chambers of the Lords and Commons. The enfilade of State Rooms presents a view from the Robing Room and Royal Gallery – B and C on the plan at right – through to the Prince’s Chamber. From the throne in the adjacent Lords’ Chamber (D) there is an uninterrupted view through three lobbies – Lords’, Central, and Members’ Lobby – to the Speaker’s Chair in the Commons Chamber at the other end of the Palace. (Lords’ Lobby and Members’ Lobby are the round and square spaces to the left and right of E on the Plan)

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I’ve been working on more instances in which the palace can be represented. For instance, the constant repetition of spaces and the illusive affect that might create.

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Or how the enfilade could potentially conceal through slight shifts in the doors alignment to each other.

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