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
I’m less worried by the Smithfield issue than I am about what the MoL is doing; it’s never stopped fiddling with its building in the last 15 years, and less than 5 years ago spent £20m – half of that from the public purse – on its latest iteration, yet only now does it think it’s in the wrong place? The Barbican has never been more accessible and popular, so it seems odd to shift now. Mind you the Powell & Moya building has been mutilated quite a bit now so maybe it’s best.
Caught this via ArchDaily (highly recommended) and this it's stunning. Not for me the Pawson White; rubble walls, warm wood, etc much cosier. Love the splayed porticos.
Excellent. Were you also responsible for the strands of coloured cable threaded through the fence of a building site I passed last week in such a way as to form the 5 interlinked Olympic Rings??