Tag Archives: Architecture

Aquatics Centre, Olympic Park

Ten days ago the world lost arguably it’s most famous female architect – Dame Zaha Hadid. Her design for the Aquatics Centre in Olympic Park London was the star venue of the London Olympics in 2012. When I walked past … Continue reading

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Lines straight and diagonal

Now that I approach London from a different direction by train, I have a new ‘neighborhood’ around the terminus to explore and it looks very promising. A huge amount of development is happening around Victoria station and I look forward … Continue reading

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Rusted Abstracts

The sun has finally put in an appearance and we headed for the South Coast for lunch at the East Beach Café at Littlehampton. The East beach Café is a unique architectural building, and for once the word unique is … Continue reading

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Abstracted Strips

Those of you who know London well may recognise the swirling diagonal lines of the building called the Gherkin in this image, although the Gherkin’s facade is merely the canvas upon which an adjoining building is projected – presented as … Continue reading

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Alive with Light

Never underestimate the power of light. It makes the world of difference to images from all genres of photography. I regularly walk through parts of central London. The street scene seems to change at remarkable speed. Recently I visited the … Continue reading

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Odd One Out_2

The Façade of Fitzroy Place – a huge development on the site of the old Middlesex Hospital just north of Oxford Street, London is nearing completion. For a lover of clean lines and geometry it is a joy to the … Continue reading

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Wintry Reflections

Building design has changed dramatically since the invention of the float glass process by Sir Alastair Pilkington in the 1950s. We have moved a long way from the idea that windows are merely fenestrations in the external walls of a … Continue reading

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Ancient and Modern

Development of our towns and cities is a fact of life. It also extends to Alpine villages like Zermatt. I can’t remember when I last visited Zermatt and didn’t see the village’s skyline interrupted by at least one crane: the … Continue reading

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Facade

The speed of development in central London at times seems bewildering. Cranes pock mark the sky and at every turn there is evidence of change. Today’s image is of a very small section of a vast new building nearing completion … Continue reading

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Reflecting the Neighbourhood

We were in London last Friday to see the ‘Heatherwick Studio’ exhibition at the V&A. This runs until the end of September and if you have the opportunity, do see it. Heatherwick Studio designed the stunning Olympic Cauldron for the … Continue reading

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