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BARBICAN at 50

It has been 50 years since the first residents moved into the Barbican Estate in 1969. The former Cripplegate area, destroyed by a bombing in December 1940, was to be the site where architects Peter Chamberlin, Geoffry Powell and Christoph Bon designed the Golden Lane Estate. Here is a quick survey of all our Barbican-related pictures:… Read more »

Cambridge Women’s College adds a new building

The Dorothy Garrod building comprises a new entrance, a welcoming Porters’ Lodge, conference facilities, a rooftop gym, staff offices, meeting and supervision rooms, 86 generous en-suite student bedrooms, kitchen/social areas with plenty of space to cook and eat together, and a café that invites students to linger and work in the heart of the College…. Read more »

YORK UNIVERSITY SUBWAY STATION

Photographed by doublespace, York University Station develops themes first explored in underground stations for Canary Wharf in London and the Bilbao Metro in Spain: its design considers the surrounding public space and connections to the city, and uses natural light to intuitively guide passengers from the entrance down to the platforms. More than a functional… Read more »

COLLAGE HOUSE

Photographed by Edmund Sumner, a house that uses recycled materials to suggest memories of the place: the project looks at the idea of recycling and collage in several ways, from the very physical – like materials, energy, etc. to the intangible – like history, space and memories. The front façade sets the tone for what… Read more »

PALAS CINEMA

©Ed Reevede Paor’s Pálás cinema occupies the site of a former 1820s Georgian merchant’s house in the heart of the Galway’s atmospheric Latin Quarter, a stone’s throw from Spanish Arch and the banks of the Claddagh River. It is a soaring, seven-storey monolith comprising of a three-screen independent cinema and ground floor restaurant and bar…. Read more »