Monthly Archives: September 2008

Old Manchester

In the period before Manchester’s recent building boom Leach Rhodes and Walker was the finishing school for a number of Manchester School of Architecture tutorial staff (not me!) and was the source of countless amusing anecdotes about commercial architectural practice. … Continue reading

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CiA Studio 2008-2009

And so the hustings are once again upon us at the Manchester School of Architecture. This year Continuity in Architecture will be offering two BArch studio units. The first is a celebration of the 500th anniversary of the birth of … Continue reading

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Venice Architecture Biennale 2008: A Movie See also our earlier review.

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Eisenman in Liverpool!

OK, the main event is obviously the opening of the Corb exhibition in Lutyens’ crypt (the subtitle ‘The Art of Architecture’ doesn’t inspire) but Peter Eisenman has got to be worth a trip. Peter Eisenman: Architecture and the Cultural Project … Continue reading

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Out there: The Venice Biennale

The vast exhibition of contemporary architecture which is the Venice Biennale (curated by Aaron Betsky) opened last weekend in a stormy atmosphere which made the exhibitions oases of rather damp calm, despite the unsettling, luxurious aspirations of some of the … Continue reading

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The White Church

The White Church is a familiar sight to those travelling along the old road to Blackpool through Lytham St Annes. It is one of a number of Anglican and Non-conformist churches vying for prominence along the route, set back from … Continue reading

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Serving up the city

  If, according to Alberti, a house is a small city …  can a tray be a small piazza? These table centres, designed by Fabio Novembre, are available from Driade. In this case the model is the city of Palmanova … Continue reading

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Tales from the woods

One of Five Columns for the Kröller-Müller by Ian Hamilton Finlay, 1982. The suspected remains of a WWII airman discovered in a jungle region of Papua New Guinea have turned out to be the moss-covered branches of a tree… (BBC … Continue reading

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Final Cut

CiA Bachelor of Architecture 2007-2008. The final show.

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Basilika, Trier

The building now known as the Basilika in Trier, Germany was actually the throne room of the Emperor Constantine and formed part of a wider palace complex when the city was a capital of the Roman Empire. The footprint of … Continue reading

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