Monthly Archives: May 2007

Slow Home TV

A familiar face at Slow Home TV – Sally Stone of CiA and co-author of Re-readings. CLICK HERE to get to the Slow Home TV page and view the full interview.

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Two houses

House of the Suicide and House of the Mother of the Suicide by John Hejduk, Prague Castle, 2000. Georgia Institute of Technology Canadian Centre for Architecture. Architecture Week and for a fuller explanation… Books by John Hejduk Photograph taken at … Continue reading

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Whitsun action

Picture by (yet again) “eat at joe’s” Some juxtapositions of temporary and permanent at the annual Whit Fair in the centre of Preston. Pericles is safe in his pediment. See the same event in 1930 via the link below (may … Continue reading

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Card No.17

Edgar Wood. Ed Wood

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Jonathan Meades

As CiA suspected Jonathan Meades had something to say about Manchester’s urban regeneration. Here is a clip…

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Alvaro Siza in Evora

Further to the recent post about James Stirling’s housing in Runcorn we present these images of Alvaro Siza’s project for housing in Quinta da Malagueira outside the ancient city of Evora. Begun in 1977, the neighbourhood is an immediate product … Continue reading

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Professor Sir Colin St. John Wilson RA 1922-2007 Continuity in Architecture was saddened to hear of the death of ‘Sandy’ Wilson, a major figure in British architecture and architectural education in the second half of the twentieth century. A memory … Continue reading

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Quite a big weekend

Preston is the centre of the pop-musical world this weekend. It’s the biggest event in the town/city since, well, last Preston Guild. The View, The Scissor Sisters, Razorlight, Kasabian, LCD Sound System…(full line-up) are all bringing their cutting-edge/reminiscentoftheseventies sounds to … Continue reading

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Really Big Windows

Continuity in Architecture direct you to an article published in this week’s Architects Journal that is co-authored by lecturers from the college. Eamonn Canniffe and Sally Stone discuss the new terrace of social housing designed by dMFK Architects in New … Continue reading

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An architectural tree

Demolition work in a garden has exposed a Cotoneaster plant growing in a gap between buildings. At one point it leant a woody elbow on a projecting rock as it twisted to find the light. (April 2007, Askham, Cumbria)

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From the bottom drawer

I found these photographs (taken c.1988?) in the bottom of a plan chest drawer. They show James Stirling’s Runcorn Housing which was designed in 1967, built 1970-1977 and demolished in 1990. Read what Stirling had to say about the original … Continue reading

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Card No.18

An egg drawn with compasses. A circle drawn without them.

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