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whats your fav building in le uk?
sorry this is lame but i'm interested to know
Manchester, but possibly only because I have just written an essay about it.
the lowry on the other bank too.
Why were you doing an essay on it? Is there a second DiS architect????
an architect, I do Art Gallery and Museum studies so I had to do an essay on the relationship between the curator and the architect and I used two Libeskind buildings for my case studies. Not as dull as it sounds, honest.
Libeskind is more interesting to read than to look at, in my opinion.
I had never heard of him before doing the essay, in fact I used him as a bit of a cop out but I am now quite interested in him, I like his narrative....how geeky.
be an architect until i didn work experience there and realised all they do is design lift shafts. unless of course your what his chips who does all the big stuff
you make me sad with your fibs...
better be aiming high thats all i can say.
dont get stuck in liftshaft design
i don't need money badly enough to design barratt homes or lift shafts.
you should read about the jewish museum (assuming you haven't) and the ground zero plans and ensuing debate...
for the gherkin and trellick tower. mostly as they both actually display levels of imagination is their design that you don't seem to get much of in the UK.
big white building opposite mornington crescent is mine. the one with the black cats outside
The Palace of Westminster definitely has to be up there. Equally impressive inside and out.
County Hall - the curvy one next/below the London Eye
but apparently is a horrible place to work. too hot in summer and too cold in winter. bore over
It's incredible.. hope they don't fuck it up during the redevelopment of it... which I'm sure they will.
no matter what they do, because it's going to be turned into yuppie flats.
which, OBVIOUSLY, is what central london needs more of.
they're outting shops in it. great
and replacing them with lookalikes so they can put restaurants at the top
Nah not really.
is probably mine. Tower 42 (old Nat West building next to Gherkin) is wonderful when it's lit up.
it's so grand and I'm really interested to see what the new hotel development is going to be like when they finish renovating it.
I also like this one:
gotta be my second
They had a great expose on The Shock of The Old a few years back.. they haven't been able to redevelop it because it's listed etc.. and in the old days, peeps used to share bathrooms on the same floors etc..... It is gloriously beautiful.. indeed.. overwhelmingly so...
the "manhattan loft corporation" is building 67 "contemporary loft apartments" into the old hotel at the front of the station.
train stations in London. There are some fantastic facades, now sadly hidden behind flyovers, crap tower blocks and black smoggy dust.
when you compare it to Euston, just a few hundred metres away.
next door :D
but not as nice as parliament. i really think its great. shame its where mps live
in terms of modern buildings, I actually really like the channel 4 building on horseferry road. Especially when its big brother season and they put a massive EYE on the glass front.
that too is cool.. but you can nay see it for scaffolding now.
I knew someone who was involved in the redevelopment of that entire project..
I like the Millenium Dome. It's a big waste of money, but it looks good
wicked. they should def turn it into a venue.
In Perivale - great building, shame it's a tesco
the powers that be won't do anything sensible with it. It will sit empty forever, and occasionally in the news you'll see plans to turn it into a theme park or sports centre or something, but nothing will ever happen
but you gotta dream
isnt it pretty
in grimsby. meh, its not that pretty but you can see it for miles and miles and its the first thing i see when i go home. its kind of a reminder of the town's former glory too.
Yorkminster? If not I will
What a building
Could we have a weekly meths architecture column. The world's best buildings deconstructed in three words.
Kings College Chapel, Cambridge: bit plain innit
Yorkminster, York: quite scary actually
Taj Mahal, Agra, India: round and funny
Sydney Opera House, Sydney: tortoises havin sex
is my favourite
also, locally minded, Wills Tower at the top of Park Street is Bristol is pretty impressive, especially from the bottom of the hill
photo doesnt really do it justice
its cos my diction is so bad. and now i've forgotten the word that describes not knowing many words!
of manchester and leeds, awesome buildings. I am also a fan of st pancras and the natural history museum.
Unsurprisingly, I can't think of any modern buildings that I like, Leeds has many new buildings but they're all just steel beams and grey cladding. Cheap unimaginative crap designed to reap the most profit from the smallest amount of investment.
the big white one, or the grey one?
modern, grey, but somehow beautiful
isn't it supposed to be that?
can you cut it down?
nice and big?
We're gonna need a review of Buckingham Palace for the archives, up to the task?
but i dont really like buck palace so much. its very imposing but thats about it. and its a fucker to drive round. how bout this:
the white one is the civic hall, not the town hall
St Catherine's College, Oxford.
much of the city of Edinburgh
St Magnus Cathedral, Kirkwall
Cothele House, Cornwall.
And Radcliffe's Camera
Selfridges, Birmingham - it's silver! it's sparkly! it's shaped like breasts!
The Chubb Locks building, Wolverhampton - beautifully preserved and historical.
Bird's Custard Factory, Birmingham - beautiful, and modernised with exciting things.
Somerset House, London - The view of it from the South Bank is glorious.
of the thames that
You probably see some more often than I do though.
to see that it looks like breasts... maybe sophie's breasts look like that? I doubt it though.
I guess with the range of things which are described as phallic though, its fair enough to start describing things as looking like breasts even when its a bit tenuous.
but it was apparently inspired by some designer dress, so it is supposed to look like breasts. It does more from the side, it's very curvy.
which i think is too it's detriment. it's slightly too kitsch and trying too hard to be erotic. erotic architecture is rarely very good.
i still admire the courage of all involved, but blobitechture isn't my thing...
seriously? It looks like a cross between a comprehensive and a car park!
Is an amazing architect. The interior furniture is wonderful, and concrete with lots of glass pre-dating the fashion for concrete with lots of glass deserves to be admired.
It's fucking amazing!
a turd building
And how conservative and old-school are all your tastes?!?!?!?!
I can't think of many buildings in the uk that blow me away. <----Huge generalisation, but I'm not going for anything obvious.
I like the Scottish Parliament on principle, and there are lots of really lovely buildings. But i don't think we're brave enough a lot of the time.
I don't have a favourite building. But the work of Hans Scharoun is incredible.
are just designed to look good on sunny days and in photos. look at anything by ando or adjaye
fro Covent Garden station (The huge white churchlike building) is amazing. It's like an oversized normal building. Even the lights aboutside are massive.
Also, in the same vein, the chruch in Spittlefields obviously...