Are these trees in a corner of St James’ Park and is the boulevard at the heart of a well-established garden city? Both pictures were taken today in Elephant and Castle in the shadow of the Haygate Estate. Due to be developed after several false starts, the estate which is currently owned by Southwark CouncilContinue reading “Visit the hidden gardens of Elephant and Castle”
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.
This large pump has appeared in front of the new arts building soon to house Central St Martin’s. It may not be intended as a work of art but it is a great addition to the landscape.
Great video showing how the Leadenhall Building, known as the ‘cheesegrater’ will be constructed in the City of London. Work restarted on this building recently. This is a video from the newly-appointed construction company Laing O’Rourke. The site is directly opposite the Lloyds Building by the same architect Richard Rogers.
An installation generating light through the movement of air across the building is showcased here at the Ropemaker Building on Chiswell Street.
This will undoubtedly be the building of the year when it opens in 2012. The new ticket hall has the elegance of the Great Court roof at the British Museum and appears to be double the size.
Hidden in the roof cavity of One New Change is this relief of St George slaying the dragon. Originally set in the red-brick wall of the previous building, the designer of the new building clearly felt obliged to make reference to its history but kept it pretty much under (double-glazed) wraps.
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 year for London Open House on 18 September I will be leading two walks. Liveable City of London will look at the developments in the City of London’s landscapes which are significantly changing the look and feel of what was once a district devoted only to the needs of the financial institutions. The combinationContinue reading “Walk around the liveable City of London this September”
This is the newly-created garden inside the bastion of the Museum of London. It has a brand new green roof, lots of terracotta pots and a door allegedly leading to somewhere deeply mysterious. It is also the point where the A1 starts its journey north.
The allotments in the centre of Golden Lane Estate have now increased in number. The second year of the scheme sees thirty mobile plots, probably the highest concentration of horticulture in the square mile.