A pilgrimage from Paddington to Old Oak Common, the new heart of west London

The walk from Paddington to Old Oak Common via Little Venice and Ladbroke Grove takes about an hour but it offers a great display of architectural styles from the brutalist bus shelter hidden beneath the West Way to a bizarre example of a housing estate barricading some of its residents behind a reinforced blue concreteContinue reading “A pilgrimage from Paddington to Old Oak Common, the new heart of west London”

Via Verde – a really green approach to low cost housing in South Bronx

Via Verde is a new housing development designed by Dattner Architects and London-based Grimshaw. It was the winning entry to a New Housing New York Legacy Competition. The 1.5 acre site in the South Bronx is located in the Melrose neighbourhood. The mixed-use project provides 151 rental apartments affordable to low-income households and 71 co-opsContinue reading “Via Verde – a really green approach to low cost housing in South Bronx”

High Line, New York now open connects new art gallery and major commercial development

The third and final stage of New York’s High Line is now complete and open to the public. Running parallel to the river and linking a new home for the Whitney Museum to the Hudson’s Yard development scheme, what started as a community-led project to save a derelict raised railway line has now become theContinue reading “High Line, New York now open connects new art gallery and major commercial development”