All posts tagged ‘Architecture

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 […]

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 […]

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. […]

Architecture in Amsterdam

Amsterdam, Architecture, Netherlands 5 Nov 15

Amsterdam has an interesting range of architecture. The older traditional looks the way it does for a variety of reasons. Houses are thin and tall because of cost. If you had a wide house you were quite rich to afford the land. So most are thin and tall. The buildings lean over the street a […]

The Barbican in London

Architecture, Black-and-White 15 Jul 15

I’ve been to the Barbican once or twice over the years. It’s a hugely fascinating place. It feels like you step out of London and into something else completely different. A brutalist self contained city. It’s a strangely beautiful arrangement of concrete, trees and random humans. I imagine you could spend days there taking photos.