Category Archives: Research

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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现代建筑的演变 1945–1990年

CiA staffer Eamonn Canniffe’s 2007 book ‘Modern Architecture through Case Studies 1945 – 1990’ (with Peter Blundell Jones) has been published in Japanese Chinese. This new edition is available here.

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Interview with Alvaro Siza

Alvaro Siza – Quinta da Malagueira, Évora, Portugal (1977) An edited extract from an interview conducted by Manchester School of Architecture doctoral candidate António Oliviera with the 2009 Royal Gold Medallist Alvaro Siza Vieira AO: What were the principles underlying … Continue reading

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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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It’s dark. Dark in the daytime.

Further to Richard’s post below, more pictures of BDP’s Underley Hall projects from the early ‘sixties. Photoset

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BDP at Underley Hall, 1964

I recently visited Underley Hall near Kirby Lonsdale in Cumbria with Richard Brook of Manchester School of Architecture. This is Richard’s account of the visit: Architects’ original model of the proposed Chapel at Underley Hall Representatives of CiA and team-bau … Continue reading

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The Figure in the Grotto

Call for Papers for a session at the First International Meeting of the European Architectural History Network, Guimaraes, Portugal, June 17-20, 2010. The Figure in the Grotto: Materialisation and embodiment in the Renaissance In renaissance Italy the garden represented a … Continue reading

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Off to market?

James Robertson, doctoral candidate at the Manchester School of Architecture and Rome Scholar in Architecture, is participating with fellow Fine Arts Scholars in the group exhibition at the British School at Rome 14-21 March. James’s contribution will feature his research … Continue reading

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Notes from Rome

James Robertson, the Rome Scholar in Architecture, is approximately half way through his period at the British School at Rome. His research on the ecclesiastical architecture of Jack Coia has revealed many parallels in the twentieth century churches of Rome. … 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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Harvard in Springtime

Eamonn Canniffe has been invited to present his recent book “The Politics of the Piazza” at the prestigious De Bosis Colloquium in Italian Studies at Harvard University Department of Romance Languages and Literatures during the Spring Semester 2009. The Politics … Continue reading

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The Politics of the Piazza

Eamonn Canniffe has written a new book entitled “The Politics of the Piazza: the history and meaning of the Italian square”. The book, which has been published by Ashgate has been described by Professor Nicholas Temple of Lincoln School of … Continue reading

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