The National Gallery, London has recently unveiled a living wall depicting Van Gogh’s painting A Wheatfield with Cypresses.
The Richard Desmond Children’s wing at Moorfields Eye Hospital is an interesting illustration of what the owner of Express Newspapers and Asian Babes does with his money. This picture shows the decorative aluminium fins which change colour at night.
The trees outside of Tate Modern, like the gallery, are now ten years old and appear to have been perfectly cropped to frame the building and the river.
A melodramatic river landscape as the sun sets over the Shard, now at its full height and almost complete.
This cafe is in the heart of Old Street Underground station. Interestingly, it is rather a beautiful building. It has slim concrete columns and huge plate glass windows. Maybe underneath the graffiti-covered hoardings, all of Old Street underground station is in fact an elegant sixties building.
Walking along the Greenway by the edge of the soon to be revealed Olympic Park. This sign refers to an existing lock, part of the archaeology of the area.
Here is the privet hedge outside the Freud Museum in Hampstead. Home to Freud in the last year of his life, the building now has the deepest and most complete privet hedge in the street. In fact the museum sign is disappearing under the weight of the hedge.
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.
Margate, the artistic bit near Turner Contemporary offers a great descent into the harbour.
This is a view of the new roof covering the space between two parts of the Victoria and Albert Museum’s new Medieval Wing.
Number 1 Hyde Park is London’s most expensive block of flats. It defines the notion of a gated community with huge bars outside a tiny garden. There is however, a little greenery open to the public – a series of rosemary bushes made entirely of plastic.