A Celebration of Underappreciated London Buildings | Design Week
While sights such as London’s Brutalist Barbican, the cinematic red brick structure of Battersea Power station or Sir Norman Foster’s shiny, phallic Gherkin are well recognised architectural icons, a new show at the Design Museum looks to uncover the capital’s less-celebrated archi-treasures.
Bullring's 11th birthday: Amazing images from past of Birmingham shopping centre
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London - Iconic Power
This is part of a year long project to form a guide for photographing London. See more of the project here or connect on Facebook A multistich, vertical, panoramic image shows the Battersea Powerstation on its privelaged position on the banks of the River Thames Battersea Power Station is a decommissioned coal-fired power station located on the south bank of the South West London. It comprises two individual power stations, built in two stages in the form of a single building. The two…
Manchester Arndale Centre, 1979
Interior view of the Manchester Arndale Centre, showing the 'Totem' sculpture by Franta Belsky, which was installed in the lower mall in 1977. Photographed in April 1979, shortly before the centre was fully completed. The architect for the centre was Wilson & Womersley. [IRT20-093]
We're staying in the Midlands for the second part of our trip back to 1968, this time going to Birmingham. Or rather, a particular part of Birmingham city centre. C.E. Fudge found this part of town to be 'cluttered', which is something of an understatement. The air seems to hang heavy as the pensioners trek up and down the concrete stairs. I like the rococo roundabout in the background though. It had to be here, really. The jogged, blurry style is great on the escalator here. Check out how…
Brutalist buildings: Balfron Tower, London by Ernö Goldfinger
As the precursor to the larger Trellick Tower, Ernö Goldfinger's brutalist Balfron Tower in London was a testbed for the architect's utopian housing ideals.