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Civic Generosity

Yesterday we took our students on a walk searching for buildings with Civic Generosity, from urban figure to room to detail… Lasdun turning a corner at the National Theatre. #pleasestopusingthiscornerasabinstore

Villa Necchi Campiglio: detail Image

Villa Necchi Campiglio: detail

Villa Necchi Campiglio Image

Villa Necchi Campiglio

During a recent trip to Milan we visited Villa Necchi by Piero Portaluppi, 1932-35.

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A room and the city

Meeting at Somerset House, London. In the West Wing of 1856 looking through to the original Sir William Chambers building and courtyard of 1776.

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London Language

Public House, E1, London

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2D to 3D

Our students @ku_archland have been exploding Pieter de Hooch paintings into 3D models, exploring depth and developing an understanding between cause and effect. 1:20 model by Oli, Gyorgi and Enoch.

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Lewerentz’s Almhöjden from Asplund’s Woodland Crematorium, Stockholm, Winter 2017. WB.

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When in Berlin

A long overdue visit to the Neues Museum. Old by Stüler, Neues by David Chipperfield.

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When in Berlin

Last week we were in Berlin for AREA with the @ArchReview and WAF. We had a lesson in how to turn corners courtesy of Schinkel and Chipperfield.

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We are researching Ghent for our autumn study trip with our students and studio team. Looking forward to seeing LOD Ballet Production Studios by deVVT.

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Columns by Nash & Lasdun

Enjoyable choice of meeting venue this morning. Lasdun’s Royal College of Physicians, 1964, looking across to St Andrew’s Place, John Nash, 1823.

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40 Years Old

Still got it, hey Georges? (31/44 were briefly in 33.)

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CASS Summer Show 02

A couple of our highlights: Park and Pavilion – model housing for London founded on a relationship with public space and quality. Lead by Peter St John.

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CASS Summer Show 01

A couple of our highlights: The Deep Block – housing and living by Mae architects. (With this view it would be hard not to design a deep block).

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Concrete five ways (at least), Minories Car Park, City of London Architects Dept, 1969

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Excellent exhibition at the AA of models by OFFICE KGDVS.

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Yellow House

All Saints Street, Hastings. Suddenly, our favourite street.

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Seaside Architecture 02

Hastings, East Sussex. #someofthebestdesignisnodesign

Seaside Architecture 01 Image

Seaside Architecture 01

Hastings, East Sussex. #youcouldntmakethisup

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Wood masquerading as stone. Whitechapel, London.

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Trail of Destruction

Kate has been teaching @WSofArchi  She spotted this as she was leaving. Stop the demolition, just add curtain walling. #lessdemolition #morereuse

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Tile Shop

Tiled shop interior, Farringdon, London

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Final Review: Proposal

Final reviews for our undergraduate studio @KU_Arch_Land with @a_zambelli  Site drawing and proposal by Cat de Abreu.

Final Review: Site Image

Final Review: Site

Final reviews for our undergraduate studio @KU_Arch_Land with @a_zambelli  Site drawing and proposal by Cat de Abreu.

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Bank ‘Holiday’ 01

Given some time off, architects just visit more buildings. This one: Newport Street Gallery, Vauxhall. Caruso St John, 2016.

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Bank ‘Holiday’ 02

And this one: Cabinet Gallery, Vauxhall Pleasure Gardens. Trevor Horne, 2016.  

Near Mies Image

Near Mies

We went to see Circling the Square @riba : a behind the scenes look at Mies van der Rohe’s slice of Park Avenue intended for The City.

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Staring into the void

Bexhill (of course) looking across to where mainland Europe used to be. Sigh. #allmovingtoourAmsterdamstudio?  

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31/44 South Coast Road Trip

St Leonards-on-Sea, Marine Court, Dalgleish and Pullen, 1938 (See more on the Modern House here)

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Royal Danish Embassy

2017_02_03_Jacob01Yesterday with our @KU_Arch_Land studio we were lucky enough to visit the Royal Danish Embassy, London. Designed by Arne Jacobsen and completed in 1977.

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Oh Mies

2017_01_25_MiCollDoing some research prior to our collage workshop tomorrow with our students @KU_Arch_Land (beautiful book by  @ludwigforum, if, like us, you can’t get to Aachen by 12 02 2017!)  

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Shoreditch Hoarding

2017_01_24_WhitDemolition is quietly progressing at our site for a new hotel, bar and restaurant.

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