Architecture - Archive Articles

Articles about (mostly) London architecture, heritage, new buildings, and refurbishments.

Photographing the Wharncliffe Railway Viaduct
Photographing the Wharncliffe Railway Viaduct

Photographing the Wharncliffe Railway Viaduct

Trains to and from Paddington Station have to traverse a wide, but quite shallow valley near Ealing, and here stands one of Isambard Kingdom Brunel's great constructions - a massive brick viaduct - known as the Wharncliffe Viaduct.

Nov
28
2010
If the Burj Dubai was in London…
If the Burj Dubai was in London…

If the Burj Dubai was in London…

…what would London’s skyline look like? Well, a little like this: I’ve roughly compared the height of the Gherkin (180m) to the Burj Dubai (818m) to scale the source image. Obviously I’ve guessed where it might be located if it

Jan
04
2010
Frobisher Crescent at The Barbican
Frobisher Crescent at The Barbican

Frobisher Crescent at The Barbican

Thanks to an invite from the chaps (and chapesses) over at the Londonist, I found myself lurking around the entrance to The Barbican Centre this morning – waiting for a chance to have a look at the first significant redevelopment

Feb
24
2009
Unbuilt London: Monumental buildings that never were
Unbuilt London: Monumental buildings that never were

Unbuilt London: Monumental buildings that never were

Last night I wandered along to the V&A for one of their Friday night events, mainly for a couple of exhibitions on "vanishing London" and "Buildings that were never built".

Mar
29
2008
London’s Riverside Amenities – An Exhibition
London’s Riverside Amenities – An Exhibition

London’s Riverside Amenities – An Exhibition

The ever excellent Building Centre in central London (just off Tottenham Court Road) is hosting an exhibition about plans for waterfront living and transport in the city. Not just the obvious River Thames and Lee Valley, but also several other

Jan
14
2008
The Hole in The Wall
The Hole in The Wall

The Hole in The Wall

Near Hyde Park, many years ago I found this rather charming local feature – and recently, I finally remembered to take a camera and photograph it. I originally found it when doing one of my random wanderings around, where I

Feb
18
2007