What is to become of this building? The YMCA in Fann Street and on the edge of the Barbican Estate is looking worse for wear. Scaffolding has been erected along the base but not the sort that suggests it is about to be improved but the sort that suggests things might be in danger ofContinue reading “What’s up at the YMCA?”
Great Arthur House, the centrepiece of Golden Lane Estate was not only London’s tallest residential tower when completed in the 1950s but it had and still has, a superb roof garden. These pictures give some indication of its size and attraction. It provides superb views over the City, it has a beautifully-designed pagoda, roof forContinue reading “The best roof garden in the City of London. Why is it closed to everyone?”
The brand new Holburne Art Museum in the centre of Bath demonstrates that the World Heritage City is able to host modern architecture. After the rows that prevented the building of an engineering college by James Dyson and the ongoing debates about the riverside development, it is inspiring to see a truly beautiful building thatContinue reading “Holburne Art Museum shows that modern architecture is possible in World Heritage City”
A complete tranformation of the landscape of Southwark, Borough and Bankside is taking place this morning as the Thameslink bridge across Borough High Street is slowly lowered into place creating a brutal contrast between the highly engineered grey metal bridge and the mediaeval stone of the cathedral.
Two views of Borough High Street earlier today. The first shows the new Thameslink bridge on 30 April waiting to be moved across the road. The second shows it having been moved across the road on jacks waiting to be lowered into place later this evening.