Constructing Worlds at the Barbican — until 11 January 2015
(above) Yangtze / Nadav Kander, 2007
I went to see Constructing Worlds a few weeks ago and didn’t get round to writing my review of it until now. Well, what an incredible show, truly awesome. It’s a collection of 18 massively influential photographers, examining their relationship with architecture and the built environment. Basically, it felt like somebody had made my dream exhibition. Shore, Gursky, Ruscha, Sugimoto, Kander, Evans, the Bechers, Norfolk…. the list of featured artists is truly amazing. There were 1 or 2 in there who I hadn’t seen before, and their was a delight to discover alongside all the big hitters who I’ve been obsessed with for years. Such a great selection of work, highly recommended. Also the exhibition design (by Stefi Orazi) was really nice, as well as the accompanying book.
I’m going again for sure.
Tokyo / Greg White, 2014
Some more updates from photographer Greg White – check out these absolutely stunning shots from Tokyo.
ICC Kyoto / Cristoffer Rudquist, 2014
Stunning photography of the International Conference Centre in Kyoto, built in 1966, by Cristoffer Rudquist.
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!
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 / 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 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
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!
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.
Arsenal 125 / Chris Dent, 2011
A new portfolio for one of my favourite architectural illustrators, Chris Dent