Currently at the Barbican Centre is an ambitious and multifaceted exhibition exploring minimalist Japanese architecture from WWII to present, through drawing, photography, modelling, installation and film.
Recently, while researching the works of Ove Arup (1895-1988), I came across the following passages from Arup's personal diary about unrequited romance and lovesickness of such hilariously melodramatic proportions that I could not resist sharing them with you. I believe we all have a friend like this - I know I do - and if you believe you don't, you're probably that friend with all the lovelife drama.
These passages were taken from Peter Jones, Ove Arup: Master Builder of the Twentieth Century (2006). London, New Haven : Yale University Press, pp.28-41
Image credit: Wallpaper* magazine
I am delighted to announce that my book review of Space, Hope, and Brutalism: English Architecture, 1945–1975 by Elain Harwood (Yale University Press, 2015) is published in immediations 2016, volume 4 no.1.
This year I bit the bullet and queued for the Gherkin at 7:30am... and there were already about 100 people before me! The dedication to Open House London is so inspiring.
Over the past two days, I went to four different buildings:
My favourite photos from the weekend are below:
The best weekend for architecture lovers approaches! On 17-18th September, some of London’s most exclusive buildings will be open to the public for free and others will waiver their entry fee or offer free guided tours.
Open House London has redesigned their listings website this year so it is even easier to browse which buildings are participating.