New building at Moorfields Eye Hospital shows how Daily Express owner spends profits

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.  

Holburne Art Museum shows that modern architecture is possible in World Heritage City

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”

New landscape for Southwark Cathedral as bridge moves into place

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.

Plastic rosemary bushes and iron bars around London’s most expensive block of flats

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.