Oriel Chambers, Liverpool Illustration
Oriel Chambers is a significant building due to it being the first example of the metal framed glass curtain wall ever to be used in the world. This building technique now dominates our skylines in major cities with glazed skyscrapers all using this construction technique. This building was designed by architect Peter Ellis and the building was competed in 1864 at the peak of Liverpool’s significance in the Industrial revolution which started in Britain and spread around the world. These significant windows are where the building gets its name from – Oriel – the defining feature of the building’s façade.