Monthly Archives: January 2010


Some architecture students I recently met had never heard of Peter Zumthor (!). I offer a photoset of the Kolumba Museum in Cologne as a reminder. Photoset

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Emerging Face

Charalampos Politakis, a Doctoral student at the Manchester School of Architecture (supervisor Eamonn Canniffe) is currently researching the philosophy of anthropomorphic architecture. Here are some images and text from his Masters project which he completed at the University of Salford … Continue reading

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The Politics of the Piazza has been awarded an Outstanding Academic Title 2009 by Choice the leading source for library-relevant book reviews in the United States. In his review David H. Sachs of Kansas State University describes The Politics of … Continue reading

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Sherlock Holmes in Manchester

Manchester Town Hall appears uncredited in the new film, playing the Houses of Parliament. Under this very ceiling Holmes struggles with Moriarty. Continuity in Architecture will never mistake Waterhouse for Barry even if they can believe Robert Downey Jr and … Continue reading

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