Category Archives: Architecture

Letter from Tokyo

The most advanced city on Earth isn’t just shaped by earthquakes and economics – animes and architects play out dreams there too. Herbert Wright seeks the big picture from above, and the future beyond the futuristic Two things not to … Continue reading

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The Amazing Earls Court Exhibition Centre and the company that wants to destroy it

Exit Earls Court station at the Warwick Road, and an unfeasibly large frontage opposite gently curves across your field of vision. Of course, this is the main entrance of Earls Court Exhibition Centre. It has welcomed somewhere between 1.5 and … Continue reading

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Eternity evades Egyptian Deities in Kensington

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Seth, God of Chaos and the Desert, bought a powerdrill. Neith, Goddess of The Hunt and later Protector of the Dead, sits boyishly on the Fire Exit. Their eight companions, all also Egyptian deities, stand around, in peace now that … Continue reading

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Open House launches in Lisbon- my amazing day

Saturday 6th October 2012 was a big day for Lisbon: the launch of the city’s first Open House. This annual weekend which throws open the doors of places of architectural interest to the public, free of charge, started in London … Continue reading

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Expedition to the Genex Tower

The Genex Tower, Belgrade, June 2012. Photo © Kristina Rapacki                                                             … Continue reading

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Long Live Chungking Mansions!

The even-floors Block-A lift in Chungking Mansions wasn’t going to stop bleeping, let alone move. Not until the unfeasibly tall man in a suit stepped out. He knew the score and obliged. ‘That was a big guy’ I commented to … Continue reading

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Postmodernism- what is the V&A take?

About 40 years ago, the Italians started re-designing the world. They invented Postmodernism, and everything from skyscrapers to catwalks and videos was visually transformed. That’s the story according to the big retrospective at London’s Victoria & Albert Museum, Postmodernism: Style … Continue reading

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