michael edwards's comments
Mr Schumacher might venture a little further than Hyde Park to find major opportunities for development on a truly massive scale, like over Clapham Junction railway station and adjoining land, or maybe over Vauxhall Station. Both areas are central and each with abundant rail, bus and underground/overground travel facilities these more than make up for perhaps less than ideal road capacity.
The shed was clad, ridge to ground including the door, in a mirror sheet material, a great disappearing act from pretty well all points of view!
All good stuff...
Best thing I've seen this week was the winning garden shed on a BBC gardening prog. tonight by, I think, Manchester students!
Well done, future architects or not.
Students of Architecture have so much to look forward to.
So good to see the Welsh School of Architecture right up there!
Looking forward to see some inspired hard landscaping...a rarity these days! More expensive than planting in the short term but good over the years if well done.
Seems that with the possible demise of the Battersea-Pimlico bridge and the extensive and excellent range of offerings in that competition, there may be a way of getting a team together to develop ideas for this garden bridge idea - if it's going to happen.
Heatherwik's curiously fluted fan shapes are interesting, if not bizarre, and its always good to have a choice, particularly with public money being at hand (if it still is) and for a very high profile site location.
What's the difference between 'signing' and the more trendy word 'signage'?
Interestingly, researching steel windows and Crystal Palace, I learned that a chap working on the original building with the glazing company was a Mr Clement.
His association developed one way or another into the firm Clement Windows and apparently, in the National Fenestration Awards 2014, the firm, still going, gained second place in the steel window company category.
How's that for a bit of trivia?!
No doubt the three arches can be replicated, using what remains and extended as necessary. No doubt the work was well recorded photographically.
No doubt enough dosh in Crossrail's budget and Christopher Smith might oversee!
Tottenham Court Road, at the time the murals appeared, was best knownto many for the number of electronics shops in the street. The intriguing glazed windows of Heals has gone and so has Maples (the other things I remember as being part of what made the street memorable) but at least a but a few electonics retailers still remain as does Centrepoint.
The obvious connection between Paolozzi's graphics and the geeky gadget shops should remain prominent so best not stick them in a different place (Edinburg - I think not...; keep them in this area, even having portions his mosaics reinstalled somewhere else along the street at ground level or just in the tube station - with some possibly rehoused in the new one!