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Cashing in the CHIPS

The landscape of urban desolation which New Islington still remains as we plumb the depths of the recession has been recently complemented by the unveiling of Will Alsop’s long awaited CHIPS apartment building. Uncannily similar to the computer simulation produced … Continue reading

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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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The Holden Gallery at the Manchester School of Art is exhibiting the work of a group of MA students from the Academy of Fine Art in Helsinki and although the flyer states that the work is “…characterised as much by … Continue reading

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 It may interest ex-Manchester Polytechnic students of Architecture that Loxford Building is being demolished. Although the School of Architecture moved out of the building some eight or so years ago, for many years before that it was the seat of … Continue reading

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The Church of the Holy Name on Oxford Road (OK, opposite The Academy) was built by the Jesuits between 1869 and 1871 and is one of the great spaces of the University area. It has an unusually wide nave spanned … Continue reading

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