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19 Aug 2016

ZARAGOSA, SPAIN

In 2008 Zaragoza hosted the Expo 2008. New buildings were constructed near the River Ebro. The city, hot and dusty dry in summer, sits isolated in the centre of Spain. It’s not a place you’d think of going to ski. Many of the grand office blocks now lie empty. I suppose you could say it’s all gone downhill.

16 Feb 2016

FORGOTTEN PARISIAN MODERNIST ESTATES

  A few websites have been featuring this set of photographs by Laurent Kronental. I think that they’re a wonderful exploration of a time when architects were creating vast estates that challenged the “old ways of living, as they saw it. Many of them failed in their ambitions to achieve the utopia that their vision drove them towards. What we’re doing with our evolving cities is something that fascinates me. ALL PHOTOGRAPHS ¬©LAURENT KRONENTAL You can see the original feature […]

10 Feb 2016

NOT QUITE LIGHT

Not Quite Light captures, in the half light of dawn, the transition of Manchester City centre, and the area immediately surrounding it.¬† VISIT THE ‘NOT QUITE LIGHT’ PROJECT On the northern edge of the city centre we can see Victorian glories collide with the unsentimental drive to modernise and reacquaint the city with economic triumph. Salford and Manchester jostle up against each other as they both seek to establish who can best capture the ambition of the Northern Powerhouse. Often, […]

08 Feb 2016

YOU LIVE WITH US, WE LIVE WITH YOU…

YOU LIVE WITH US, WE LIVE WITH YOU… for 5 PLUS ARCHITECTS. We live with buildings, and they, in turn live with us. We, the citizens, define the culture of our cities and therefore the architecture that is constructed around us. And then, in turn, this architecture defines us in our daily lives. For this project I’m taking the point of view of the building, created because we decided it had to be built. We talk of buildings as having […]