Issue : 1999
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Not so sweet Thames exploredSubscription
Interiors: Round upSubscription
hok International has teamed up with Italian furniture manufacturer Faram to produce Toolbox, a furniture system which provides demountable informal meeting facilities, ideal for buildings with large open floorplates. Toolbox is made up of three component units. Meeting Pod comes with an optional fold-down table, and rotating plasma screen. Internally, the finish is a giant whiteboard screen. Pickup Point includes pigeonholes, a touchdown desk, magnetic notice boards, coat storage and ...
three of a kind by 'Mayo'Subscription
This charming depiction of an expectant Astragal tucked up in bed on Christmas Eve was sent in by Sheila Mullon for the aj/SimCity Christmas card competition. Long-standing readers will recall that the portrait adorned the Astragal page until the early 1990s. Needless to sayMs Mullon's entry was shortlisted immediately.
people & practicesSubscription
Matheson Gleave Architects has amalgamated with Young & Gault. The merged practice will be called Young & Gault incorporating Matheson Gleave Architects and will be the third largest firm of architects in Glasgow.
AJ/SimCity Christmas card competitionSubscription
Thanks to all of you who entered our aj/SimCity Christmas card competition. The entries sparked heated debate in the office. Colin Reekie's traffic lights complete with little green architect were popular, but the New York style backdrop was deemed inappropriate for the oh-so- British aj. We liked Corinna Dean's choice of the oxo tower, but eventually ruled it out on the grounds that the image was rather more Blueprint than aj - although we could have been persuaded if the letters in ...
a life in architecture: lucy musgraveSubscription
Castles form a continuous thread through Lucy Musgrave's relatively short life. From her family home in Warwickshire, she could see Kenilworth Castle, a dark-red sandstone ruin, begun in the twelfth century. It formed the backdrop to happy times with her siblings, the place where she 'started to enjoy clambering over buildings'. Later, she fell in love with her future husband during a course on late medieval architecture studying a string of Welsh castles: Harlech, Conwy, Caernavon ...
What was as popular 2000 years ago as it is today? What looked pretty much the same 2000 years ago as it does today? What is always ready to play host to the continuation of warfare by other means? You've got it. The sports stadium. And under the golden shower of Lottery money and millennium cash, it is certainly living up to its reputation this Christmas.
I have just been to see a stage production of The Snowman, for my sins.