Tag Archives: office

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.

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

hirst

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I came upon this otherwise non-descript furniture store near New Cross and Goldsmiths College proudly advertising a famous client, artist Damien Hirst known for suspending mummified sharks in tanks and encrusting skulls with diamonds.  The store itself sells old, marginally … Continue reading