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Monthly Archives: September 2008

is this new street?


“Stunning new look for Birmingham’s New Street station…” Wait a minute, that looks rather familiar… Gare de Lyon by Santiago Calatrava

not so free run


Times are hard. Your credit is being crunched and there’s nothing you can do about it. Your value is being chamfered. Open the door and run. Run like the wind. Jump. Jump up. Jump up, jump up and get down. Nobody can take that from us, it’ll always be ours. Everything else has gone to […]

Urban Design since 1850


More notes from Architecture, You and Me by Siegfried Giedion (found in a second hand bookshop in 2005). This time it’s the recounting of a delightful list of important urban design developments since 1850 – books and building – according to Mr Giedion. The New Urbanists amongst you may find the regular appearance of Corb […]