Category Archives: Interiors

Antwerp Central Railway Station

Antwerpen-Centraal Designed by Louis Delacenserie, inaugurated in the summer of 1905 W G Sebald in the opening passage of Austerlitz recounts a chance encounter and the consequent conversations that took place within the Station. He describes in detail the enormity … Continue reading

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the City: the Building: the Room

Sally Stone has just returned from the Winter School at the University of Antwerp. This important annual event invites academics and architects to run projects upon a specific theme, this years was Transformer. ¬†Antwerp,¬†an important city in northern Belgium, in … Continue reading

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Zumthor’s extinguisher

Fire extinguisher, Diocesan Museum, Cologne. More

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Looking Through

Staff and students from CiA have just returned from the intensive ADSL week at the university in Antwerp. This annual event is a collection of lectures and workshops by an assortment of international architects and designers assembled together around a … Continue reading

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Architects at work

Architects’ office April 2006. Francis Roberts Architects have moved to 1 Ribblesdale Place, Preston.

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The room has been evicted from the house

The 6th Modern Interiors Research Centre Conference was held at Kingston University last week. The focus was upon histories and heritage. Among the interesting collection of papers was a description of the reconstruction of the Hotel de Ville in Paris. … Continue reading

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Canova Museum Recreated

Peter Guthrie is a freelance visualisation artist based in London. He produced these computer generated images of Carlo Scarpa’s Canova Museum in Possagno as a personal exercise for his portfolio. Museo Canoviano, Possagno Canova Museum Updated

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From Acoustics to Zoomorphic

…via Fabio Novembre. CiA staffer Sally Stone has, along with her perennial collaborator Graeme Brooker and newbie Michael Coates, produced The Visual Dictionary of Interior Architecture and Design. It’s a cutely packaged book that is intended to inform and inspire. … 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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Architecture & Chemistry

Demolished on December 1st 2008, this house at 157 Harper Rd London was a council flat filled with hot concentrated copper sulphate solution which was allowed to cool before draining. Visitors had to wear wellingtons. It was very blue. (artist: … Continue reading

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Olivetti Showroom

Carlo Scarpa was commissioned to design the Olivetti Showroom in 1956 and the work was completed over the next couple of years. The site was awkward, long and thin, and at about four meters high, hardly able to support a … Continue reading

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Old Manchester Town Hall 1834-1912

Architecture in the raw Photographed just before its destruction in 1912 Manchester’s pre-Waterhouse Town Hall was the subject of study by students at the Manchester School of Architecture published in 1915. Few buildings of this quality have ever been demolished … Continue reading

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