Chris Rogers writes on architecture and visual culture. His first book, The Power of Process – the architecture of Michael Pearson, was published by Black Dog in 2010. Chris has written for The Big Picture Magazine, Little White Lies, The Architects' Journal, Art Quarterly (the magazine of British charity The Art Fund) and Art of England. He has guest-edited the London Architecture Diary and was invited to join the community of digital reviewers linked to the renowned Almeida theatre in north London. In 2011, Chris was engaged by architects Allford Hall Monaghan Morris to write project information packs including that for the Chobham Harris Academy, a new school built in the London 2012 Olympic Park. Chris was commissioned by the Senior District Judge for England & Wales to write A Courthouse in Bow Street to mark the closure, in 2006, of Bow Street magistrates’ court, and reviewed work by internationally-acclaimed artist Richard Walker for his autobiographic book Image and Myth, publi
"c: "A 600sqm area on south landing building roof has been specifically identified for queuing. It will accommodation a ‘Disney queues’ system with temporary installation of ‘Tensabarriers’ using floor sockets built into the deck." In other words, the (admittedly tatty) roof of Temple tube stn which is currently genuinely free to anyone to go up on and relax on will effectively be a no go area unless you want to queue for the stupid brdige
Oddly the big splash from Sellar on the Standard yesterday also failed - as does this - to mention the successful, massive Paddington Waterside development literally next door, complete with all the things this promises - flats, offixces, eating, connectivity - etc. Oh, and it also has a tower - One Merchant Square. Of course I don't necessarily expect a rival developer to mention his opponent, but both the Standar and the AJ should.
'Garden Bridge is ludicrous and devastating' Exactly.
Comment on: RIBA rethinks the future of 66 Portland Place
Bit late having already fiddled with the ground floor yet again in the last two years.
Comment on: Tate Modern extension costs rise by £45million
"renewing the toilets and members bar in this budget rather than starting a separate fundraising effort." You might want to look at the lifts, too, which haven't worked properly since opening and are indeed now so poor that visitors are actually actively discouraged from using them.