Architecture

Forgotten Spaces in Somerset House’s Hidden Spaces

The Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) is running a fascinating architectural exhibition on “Forgotten Spaces” in Somerset House’s own hidden passageways and coal holes; the Lightwells and Deadhouse below the main courtyard. The exhibition features 26 innovative propositions to revitalise a number of London’s disused and abandoned spaces, selected from a massive entry of […]

Less is more at Stonehenge

Less is more at Stonehenge

English Heritage this week announced the latest proposals for improving the visitor experience at Stonehenge. Those of us with long memories will remember a number of proposals over the years, but these seem relatively modest, sensible, and achievable. The new £27 million proposals by Denton Corker Marshall will be relatively discrete and hidden from the […]

Our fascination with derelict buildings

Our fascination with derelict buildings

Buildings are like people – they are born, they develop, they age and they die.  Photographers love buildings when they are new, often before people have even inhabited them; photographers often also like them when they are in decline. A sad reflection of the changing industrial landscape is the impact on the historic and forgotten […]

Highest garden in London?

Highest garden in London?

At the top of the Walkie Talkie in London, and hopefully not affected by rays of sun as the facade has been, will be the highest gardens in Europe – on the 35th floor.  Designed by landscape architects Gillespies, with over 2000 plants selected with advice from Kew Gardens, the Sky Garden will compliment the […]

London Design Week: designjunction in New Oxford Street

London Design Week: designjunction in New Oxford Street

In the surroundings of a dereict old sorting office, designjunction exhibited a wide range of exciting new furniture, lighting and product design from around the world, including both leading global brands and emerging enterprises. This year, designjunction returns to the centrally-located 1960s Postal Sorting Office, where a powerful line-up of renowned international brands, smaller cutting-edge […]