Category Archives: Architecture

Constructivist architecture models

Constructivism models / University of Western Australia, 2014

 Soviet Avant-Garde Constructivist models / University of Western Australia, 2014

Wow, some insanely cool Soviet Constructivist models made by students from the University of Western Australia. So nice!

Daily Overview

Rotonda West, Florida / Daily Overview, 2014

Englewood Yard, Texas / Daily Overview, 2014  El-Kom El-Ahmar, Egypt / Daily Overview, 2014

Daily Overview

I’m enjoying looking through Daily Overview – a fantastic blog of stunning satellite imagery of Earth. Also available to follow on Instagram.

As featured in the latest issue of Wired.

Holding Pattern

Holding Pattern / Lauren O'Neill, 2014

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Holding Pattern / Lauren O’Neill, 2014

Holding Pattern is a great Tumblr blog by Lauren O’Neill collating various airports from across the world, as seen from above.

Highbury house by Paul Archer

Highbury Hill / Paul Archer, 2013

Highbury Hill / Paul Archer Design, 2013

Highbury Hill / Paul Archer Design, 2013

Highbury Hill / Paul Archer Design, 2013

Staying on an architectural theme, this family house has just been sold in Highbury, renovated by Paul Archer Design. Truly stunning.

More photographs by Andy Stagg – here

Feilden Clegg Bradley Studios — new website

Southbank Centre / FCB Studios, 2017

RAF Cold War Museum / FCB Studios, 2006

The Hive / FCBS, 2012

New website / FCB Studios / Sennep, 2014

I’m pleased to say the new website for Feilden Clegg Bradley Studios is now live. This was a massive job that I worked on at Sennep for a little over a year, completely overhauling the site from the ground up.

The practice has been going since the 70s and has amassed an astonishing portfolio of work. Pictured above are:

Southbank Centre, est 2017
RAF Cold War Museum, 2006
Worcester Library, 2012

Check out the site to see lots more!

Mail Rail

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Exploring the Post Office Railway

Wow. And I thought my visit to Aldwych abandoned station was impressive… these guys from Silent UK (an urban exploration blog) managed to access and explore the entirety of the ‘Mail Rail’ – an underground railway built beneath London to transport post from East to West, and abandoned since 2003.

Amazing pictures and words here.

Bert Danckaert

Simple Present / Bert Danckaert, 2011

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Simple Present / Bert Danckaert, 2011

Great images from global cities by Belgian photographer Bert Danckaert. Such a great sense of colour & composition.

Exploring Aldwych

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Aldwych station / photographs, 2012

New photography on my Flickr page  – exploring the now disused Aldwych tube station (more info here)

Shoreditch Snapshot

Shoreditch / Tudor Prisacariu, 2012

Tudor from Sennep has just produced this great series of landscape shots documenting Shoreditch in East London.

Borrow Build Abandon

Borrow Build Abandon / Jamie McGregor Smith, 2012

Now that London 2012 is in full swing, I think more or less everyone has agreed that we’ve built some bloody beautiful buildings for the Games. What will prove to be the real test though, in terms of ‘successful’ architecture, is what happens in the years to come.

The planners and architects for London 2012 were determined that we wouldn’t be saddled with useless buildings for years, so many structures will come down completely, whereas others, like the main stadium and aquatic centre, will be ‘deconstructed’ into smaller versions.

Greece, however, did not plan so well. Photographer Jamie McGregor Smith has been documenting the mess that resulted from the Athens games in 2004. Only 3 of the 22 purpose-built structures remain in use, the others costing $100 million a year in upkeep costs. Ouch!

An exhibition of Jamie’s photographs opens in September.