Tag Archives: London

one new change

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One New Change – Jean Nouvel This is a new shopping complex located to the east of St. Paul’s cathedral.  The fragmented geometry and proximity to London’s most cherished landmark has made it a controversial project.  The building defers to … Continue reading

adjaye

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There are a few projects by David Adjaye in East London.  Below you can see his Dirty House and the Rivington Gallery.  The Rivington is especially refined in its execution.

over view

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roca gallery

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Roca showroom by Zaha Hadid – Roca is a high end plumbing fixture company that cleverly decided to create a space that would act as a destination for architects and designers – which are their primary clientele.  The skin of … Continue reading

southbank

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10 hills place

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Architect: Amanda Levete This is an office building tucked into a very narrow alley off of Oxford Street.  Subtle despite the sheen and enhances its meagre context.

trinity laban

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Herzog & de Meuron’s Laban dance school is located on the edge of Greenwich. The building’s strong formal presence is reinforced by the flush frameless mirrored glazing and monolithic polycarbonate skin.  From a distance the polycarbonate panels hold up quite … Continue reading

st. mary’s axe

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The Gherkin – it dominates the skyline more with it’s iconic shape than its height. It is more stout and less elegant than I imagined. I always wondered how it met the ground – now I know.

lloyds

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Lloyds of London – the Rogers classic.  It still holds up despite some tarnish on the stainless steel.  The intricacy and fit of all the components still amazes considering how difficult it is to get a mechanical engineer to get … Continue reading

rothschild

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This OMA designed headquarters for Rothschild bank in London is very understated relative to their typical work.  My understanding is that the subtle shifts in massing respond to an existing adjacent church at grade and views at higher levels.  The … Continue reading

canary wharf station

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Foster’s underground station at Canary Wharf.

shard

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The shard, by Renzo Piano, is located at London Bridge station and is already a dominant element of the London skyline.  Of all the recent towers I’ve seen, this one seems to express ‘towerness’ most convincingly.  The tectonic of the … Continue reading

greenwich panorama

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tate glow

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The lobby of the Tate was in the dark this week in preparation for an upcoming film installation by Tacita Dean ( per the rumours).  I had never seen the space lit up with just the glowing balcony boxes.