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By Rob on May 26, 2005
A late entry, on the late Ralph Erskine. I discovered an old double issue of AD magazine from 1977 and proceeded, in the usual way, to scan and share. I’ve uploaded a series of pages at hi-res so that they can still be read. The ‘Office in a Barge’ drawing is worth close scrutiny. At […]
Posted in architecture
By Rob on May 22, 2005
Those of you who are avid listeners to Radio Stoke (hundreds of you, I’m sure) will have already heard me talk about a photography competition I’ve been running with some school kids in Stoke-on-Trent. Last week we presented the prizes and the radio station sent a reporter along. I had my computer set to record […]
By Rob on May 20, 2005
Buildings that rock: Architectural dream no. 1256 To make a building whose narrative develops when you walk through it with the exact same change in tempo as Lynard Skynard’s Freebird. It would take nine minutes and seven seconds to complete the journey.
Posted in music
By Rob on May 17, 2005
From the introduction to Townscape by Gordon Cullen: One building standing alone in the countryside is experienced as a work of architecture, but bring half a dozen buildings together and an art other than architecture is made possible. Several things begin to happen in the group which would be impossible for the isolated building. We […]
By Rob on May 16, 2005
Is there a cake in the world that can rival the Eccles cake? I doubt it. I’m back. It’s been a busy few weeks. Thanks go out to Alfie for keeping the motor running with a couple of entries whilst I was away. If you’re a lazy aRSSe who tunes in via the newsfeed, you […]
Posted in notes