The Novium. Chichester.

I had an interesting morning last week photographing some interiors at the Novium in Chichester. The museum houses the remains of a Roman Bath which have in part been left exposed for the museum goer to view. There is an interesting relationship here between ancient Roman Architecture and Keith Williams modern architecture. Anooshka Rawden who works at the museum states that “The building itself also utilises many architectural advances that became a staple of Roman building, namely down-lighting, suspended flooring (in our case used for data-points, for the Romans a method of creating centrally heated rooms), poured concrete and glass, but in a modern format that perhaps doesn’t make this architectural heritage from the ancient world immediately obvious.”