Monthly Archives: January 2009

Terry on Palladio

…at GABION includes a great picture of an architect’s drawing materials (including portable heater).

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Vitruvian Mine

Plan of pit bottom at Bentley Colliery, Yorkshire from Historical Review of Coal Mining published and printed for the Mining Association of Great Britain by Fleetwood Press, circa 1924. Compare with Barleith Colliery, Ayrshire:

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Two Heads

One from the Manchester School of Architecture archives. Joe Jessop (last Head of School but one) and Colin Pugh (current Acting Head of School) in the Sandbar.

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Piscina carved into the cill at All Saints, Brockhampton, Herefordshire. Architect W.R. Lethaby, 1902. Photoset

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By John Rylands Library I sat down and wept…

While the scholastic gloom of Basil Champneys’s John Rylands Library (1899) on Deansgate in Manchester perhaps offers no direct model for contemporary emulation, the quality of its construction and longevity of its use and occupation present a sharp riposte to … Continue reading

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Mont-de-Huisnes, Normandy

This German war cemetery, Mont-de-Huisnes, Normandy, 1967, is very beautifully detailed. From the grass roof one has a view of Mont-Saint-Michel rising like a mystic city from the sea. Volksbund Deutsche Kriegsgräberfürsorge (Peoples Association for the Care of German War … Continue reading

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Valley roll

New stepped valley constructed in timber and according with best practice. Ready for lining. With the tapered gutter, the pitched roof merges into the sole of the gutter without upstands. Thus, according to the fall of the gutter and the … Continue reading

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Geography & Creativity

In a very interesting episode of In Business this week, Peter Day was talking to Richard Florida, the author of Rise of the Creative Classes and the Director of the Martin Institute of Prosperity in Toronto. Florida discusses the connection … Continue reading

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Interior Architecture: Context & Environment

CiA staffer Sally Stone and her co-author Graeme Brooker have just had their second book in the Basic Interior Architecture series published. “Context & Environment” examines the ways in which elements based both inside and outside of the host building … Continue reading

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Back to school

Basilica Palladiana: Geometry studies by Sophie Corkhill, BArch student Manchester School of Architecture.

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