It’s always good to make a great entrance! And the Cromwell Road entrance to the London V&A Museum is exactly that. Designed for the London Design Festival by award winning architects AL_A, who along with structural engineers ARUP used oil-treated American red oak in an impressive three-dimensional latticework spiral that is 12 metres in diameter and three storeys high. It frames the front entrance beautifully, and it’s geometry really makes you feel like you’re entering a special place, which of course the V&A most definitely is. Evidently the entire structure is glued together. Now that must be mighty strong glue.