Architecture

I’m a cliche, but l love that stuff. Just wish we had the climate in the UK.

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I wish. Never seen it before. Sarf Lunon is full of surprises

Roll down the hill from it and you’d land on your mum’s house.

Next door to the Dulwich Wood House.

:+1:

Though last time I was at the DWH I was bolloxed. I shall try to be more attentive next time.

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Thought our local one was only listed due to the next door church built at the same time, although it appears it has got attention of itself.

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Leamington? Will have to visit.
Had a recent project with Milton Keynes Local Authority that looked to revamp the library, has ‘good bones’, just a little tired internally.

There are a number of developments under construction in Purley that appear to use large concrete panels.

I hope ‘lessons have been learned’ from this debacle.

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Staircase at the old RAI headquarters in Corso Sempione

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Anyone want a Preston bus station phone case?

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Chef kiss

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The KBC tower in Antwerp.

I think I’m right in saying that it was the tallest concrete structure in Europe when it was built.

Hit by a bomb in WW2 it basically responded with “come and have a go if you think you’re hard enough”.

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More like Brutalisk if it were an LP 12 add on.

Art Deco just got stuff right, one of my favourites is the Bacardi building, the interior is just stunning.

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I particularly like the (former) Daily Express building on Fleet Street.

Again, the interiors are something else.

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Some of the higher end London and European architects are reinterpreting these designs, using similar composition and detailing. This kind of quality exists now, unfortunately not in the mainstream.

I spotted some posts above about the library building programme in the 60s and 70s. Thought I’d take a look at the library in a local town, guess this was one of them. Not quite London levels of funding and execution, but the design is similar.