The architects and design pioneers we lost in 2018
Bridge Street, Cockermouth, yesterday. The rendered walls reflect the traditional construction of the area.
A powerful modern icon to reflect upon
Last week, I was on the roof of the old Woolworth building opposite Accrington Market Hall. Here are rarely seen perspectives of the Hall’s three main sculptures. They were carved by Joseph Rogerson who subsequently became a prominent Liverpool sculptor. Continue reading “Sculptures on Accrington Market Hall”
Big Baroque meets fine Italianate
A striking and well cared for lighthouse.
It’s been a real joy to see Dundee celebrating the opening of its stunning Victoria and Albert Museum, designed by Kengo Kuma. While the building has raised some questions, it chimes so well with the nautical heritage of the city while also being an engineering tour de force.
Dundee and much of Scotland appear rather excited… and so they should be. There has been little to celebrate culturally in the northern lands in recent years, so this wonderful project really lifts the spirit.
After the double tragedy of the Glasgow School of Art… some good news…