All posts filed under ‘Architecture

City of Arts and Sciences by Santiago Calatrava

Architecture 25 Apr 17

The other night we were watching the latest episode of Doctor Who, season 10 episode 2. The Doctor and his companion, Bill, landed on an alien world of fields right out of Gladiator and some futuristic looking architecture. That architecture was not all CG models inspired by contemporary designs. It was actually Valencia, Spain and […]

Wirral Met College by Glenn Howells Architects

Architecture 25 Oct 16

Just down the road from me is the new Wirral Met College on Wirral Waters. It’s been there a year now and there’s a few things I really like. First up is the design. It reminds me of Icelandic architecture. I like the big windows so people can see in and out. Turns out there’s […]

Littlewoods Bunker by shedkm

Architecture 12 Sep 16

I’m on a series of RIBA architecture tours over the next couple of weeks. The first was of shedkm’s very cool Littlewoods Bunker. Things I loved included the strong use of colour and bold typography against a concrete frame. Bold yellows, black and concrete. Nice. It’s a great little building and good to see the […]

Pezo von Ellrichshausen in London

Architecture 24 Nov 15

As part of the Sensing Spaces exhibition at the Royal Academy in London the Chilean company Pezo von Ellrichshausen created a beautiful wooden installation that you could climb up to get closer to the wonderful ceiling. It was huge and really had presence in that room but when you were on top it’s all about […]

Poppies: Weeping Window at St Georges Hall

Architecture 19 Nov 15

The Weeping Window is a small scale version of the Poppies that were featured at the Tower of London earlier this year. While it’s on a smaller scale it’s still incredibly beautiful and moving, especially at dusk. The way the colour of the poppies compliments and also contrasts with the stone of St Georges Hall. […]

Iceland Architecture

Architecture, Iceland 17 Nov 15

I found the architecture in Iceland quite interesting. Reykjavik had some taller modern buildings going up by the ports but the traditional style seemed to be¬†corrugated boxes with pointy roofs. I really liked the look. The cathedral was of course stunning.¬†Iceland has a very Nordic feel to it with all the churches on the hillsides. […]