2004/06/15/architecture/thatbuilding

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Architecture Week around Birmingham

Dan has already covered London, so I’d better have a go at Birmingham and the West Midlands. Here’s a few items from the Architecture Week itinerary that I think will be worth a visit. The sections in italics are extra notes I’ve added about some of the events. In Conversation with David Adjaye and Hew […]

settling up

The third and final part of my notes on the Ole Scheeren lecture. *applause* Lecture over, it was time for questions from the audience. Suffering from ‘an obligation to blog’, my hand went up first. A microphone is passed to me. As usual for events such as this, it isn’t switched on. Feeling slightly foolish, […]

now that says chair

Marcus Fairs reviews the Marc Newson exhibition at the Design Museum in this month’s Icon magazine: “Few designers change the visual language of everyday life – Marc Newson is one,” blathers the first of the wall texts in this mid-career retrospective. “He has transformed the design of the objects and spaces around us through his […]

a task worth trying

Last week, an interesting exchange about Regent Street in London, between John Massengale’s Veritas et Venustas and Peter Lindberg’s Tesugen.com, prompted me to reach for my bookshelf and open my copy of ‘How to Look at Buildings’. Written by the wonderfully named Darcy Bradell, it was originally printed in 1932. The copy I have is […]