• Tuesday , 19 November 2019

London

Peter Zumthor – Park / Wall / Garden

Peter Zumthor – Park / Wall / Garden

[The following article orginally appeared at www.dynamicstasis.blog.] 2011 saw the eleventh edition of the Serpentine Pavilion – an annual architectural project commissioned by the Serpentine Gallery, at Hyde Park in London. The pavilion is supposed to create a place, over ...

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Ruined Ambition

Ruined Ambition

In 1976, at the 37th international art exhibition of La Biennale di Venezia, Alison and Peter Smithson’s exhibition, Sticks and Stones, included a billboard-sized poster of their most recent project, Robin Hood Gardens; a brutalist housing scheme in Poplar, East ...

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The Barbican

The Barbican

[The following article orginally appeared at www.dynamicstasis.blog All photographs are courtesy of, and copyright, Rory Gardiner] One afternoon I alighted from the Tube at Barbican Station for the first time. I walked outside to the City of London; typically busy ...

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The National Theatre

The National Theatre

[The following article orginally appeared at www.dynamicstasis.blog All photographs are courtesy of, and copyright, Rory Gardiner] When Denys Lasdun attended an interview (alone) to try to win the job for the National Theatre, he said ‘the essence of designing a ...

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