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Re: photograph of the day

PostPosted: Mon Mar 11, 2013 12:29 pm
by Ruthiepoos
Hope they don't ruin the South Bank Centre by putting a 'floating pavillion' on it and moving the skateboarders. I LOVE the look of the South Bank centre and they seem to think it's old and tired.

http://www.guardian.co.uk/uk/2013/mar/0 ... evelopment

Re: photograph of the day

PostPosted: Mon Mar 11, 2013 12:34 pm
by pinball
Ruthiepoos wrote:Hope they don't ruin the South Bank Centre by putting a 'floating pavillion' on it and moving the skateboarders. I LOVE the look of the South Bank centre and they seem to think it's old and tired.

http://www.guardian.co.uk/uk/2013/mar/0 ... evelopment


That ain't my brother's lot, this is:
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See ya Zaha Hadid! http://www.architectsjournal.co.uk/news ... 85.article

v proud brother, here, as you've probably guessed. And Glaswegians: take vicarious plaudits from the fact that he did his PG Dip at the Art College in your fair city...

Re: photograph of the day

PostPosted: Mon Mar 11, 2013 1:17 pm
by Ruthiepoos
pinball wrote:
Ruthiepoos wrote:Hope they don't ruin the South Bank Centre by putting a 'floating pavillion' on it and moving the skateboarders. I LOVE the look of the South Bank centre and they seem to think it's old and tired.

http://www.guardian.co.uk/uk/2013/mar/0 ... evelopment


That ain't my brother's lot, this is:
Image

See ya Zaha Hadid! http://www.architectsjournal.co.uk/news ... 85.article

v proud brother, here, as you've probably guessed. And Glaswegians: take vicarious plaudits from the fact that he did his PG Dip at the Art College in your fair city...


When I said 'they' I was referring to 'the man' in general, not your bruvver's good firm. I've had a look at your bruvver's stuff when you've put a link on here before and me likey!

Regarding the South Bank Centre though, I've come to love, as other 'Londoners' have, the look and air of the building and don't feel it needs improving aesthetically, although a refurb might be required. The proposed 'improvements' will forever change an iconic building that's become part of the London skyline.

That of course may be down to my reluctance to change. 'I HATE CHANGE' has become my accidental mantra over the last year, discovering a tv series I watch being cancelled, finding no guitars at all in the music room at Harrods (they previously had a beautiful overpriced selection that you could demo in their soundproofed show room then buy elsewhere cheaper) then finding they are getting rid of all musical instruments, the changes to the South Bank centre etc etc

But in my gut I feel the South Bank is fine the way it is.

Re: photograph of the day

PostPosted: Mon Mar 11, 2013 1:47 pm
by pinball
Totally agree.

haters gonna hate the likes of the southbank but it has an inherent integrity which is every bit as important to london as buck house (YUCK!) or the houses of parliamnent (LOVE!). a refurb/reglaze/clean might assist in it garnering a little more public affection.

but we should remember thatthe public, in general, is a dick.

Re: photograph of the day

PostPosted: Mon Mar 11, 2013 2:04 pm
by Devotchik
Hayward Gallery needs it in my opinion and it'll mean folks are less likely to get themselves lost in the winding staircases and narrow pathways which can be a menace if you're on your own and at late at night.. it can be quite confusing at times to navigate plus the gallery needs more space to contend with the likes of the Tate Modern further down the Southbank towards the Globe theatre. It'll be good for the area and those that use it I think.. :)

Re: photograph of the day

PostPosted: Mon Mar 11, 2013 4:24 pm
by Devotchik
pinball wrote:
Devotchik wrote:Rumour has it that a certain prolific bass guitar smashing musician / artist lives there but I haven't seen anything of him as yet. Close family used to live in Grove 70s n 80s and I have some friends who live in the blocks surrounding Trellick.. Been to a few shabeens there too.. There's another identical block also built by Goldfinger in the East end worth seeking out for those of a similar disposition as myself who like a bit of Brutalist architecture.


I also love Trellick Tower. The Ulster Museum is a brutalist masterpiece, recently fucked about internally by some idiots with no respect for its purity.

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That said, have a look at the new Arts Centre/gallery/theatre my brother's firm designed which opened last year. Hints of brutalism here too. Lovley! Hall McKnight: coming to a city near you (if you live in London...)

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Thats the MAC in Belfast is it not? Where is the London one going to be, or is it a secret? :-)

Theres an identical tower block to Trellick that Goldfinger built in the east end.. Balfron Tower.. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Balfron_Tower

Those are all listed (Goldfinger's blocks) and can't be fucked with, whereas the South Bank centre isn't listed..

Re: photograph of the day

PostPosted: Tue Mar 12, 2013 10:13 am
by pinball
Yeah - its the MAC.

The building they're doing in London is the redevelopment of the campus of Kings College shown above. Between the Strand and Somerset House, I think...

Re: photograph of the day

PostPosted: Tue Mar 12, 2013 4:18 pm
by ricv64
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:P

Re: photograph of the day

PostPosted: Tue Mar 12, 2013 10:55 pm
by Devotchik
pinball wrote:Yeah - its the MAC.

The building they're doing in London is the redevelopment of the campus of Kings College shown above. Between the Strand and Somerset House, I think...


Near the Courthald Institute? Nice.. Not far from the High Court either milud.. ;-)

Re: photograph of the day

PostPosted: Wed Mar 13, 2013 3:04 pm
by pinball
Devotchik wrote:
pinball wrote:Yeah - its the MAC.

The building they're doing in London is the redevelopment of the campus of Kings College shown above. Between the Strand and Somerset House, I think...


Near the Courthald Institute? Nice.. Not far from the High Court either milud.. ;-)


Yup. I nearly studied at the Courtauld.

When I say "nearly studied", I mean applied to and got knocked back.

Re: photograph of the day

PostPosted: Sun Mar 17, 2013 1:50 pm
by Richard67
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Re: photograph of the day

PostPosted: Sun Mar 17, 2013 11:28 pm
by ricv64
^ bad composition though i know it was done on purpose :x

Re: photograph of the day

PostPosted: Mon Mar 18, 2013 12:10 am
by terjely
ricv64 wrote:^ bad composition though i know it was done on purpose :x

After she changed into something that blended more into the environment:
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Re: photograph of the day

PostPosted: Mon Mar 18, 2013 3:38 pm
by ricv64
crop a bit of the bottom and narrow the format :roll:

Re: photograph of the day

PostPosted: Tue Mar 04, 2014 1:58 am
by Ruthiepoos
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