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
Incredibly embarrassing for HE/EH, just as they start under their new name/role. Sad. And how can they justify revising their advice after the SoS intervenes when they are supposed to be the ones advising the SoS in the first place?
It certainly isn't 'iconic' - disappointing you should use that term, over-used as it is.
Comment on: Grimshaw’s Ship saved from demolition
Hmm, EH stopped the spot listing programme some years ago unless a bldg was threatened. The WDN bldg isn't, now, so presumably they will decline to assess?
Fair points Les, but personally I do prefer the new one - I dislike multiple mansards that pretend to not be floors. I like the new massing.
"We firmly believe that this link building transforms an underused - and sometimes abused - shortcut into a welcoming walkway" Brilliant - blocking a way completely makes it more welcoming?!