Archive for the ‘Architecture’ Category

St. Keverne , Nare Point, Porthallow and Porthoustock, Cornwall

January 29, 2012

DSC_0002 - MOD2 - Daffodial Fields near Tregaminion - St Keverne - Cornwall - 28-1-2012 - BIPS©2012

January daffodils in fields near Tregaminion, near St. Keverne

DSC_0006 - MOD1 - Footpath through Daffodial Fields near Tregaminion - St Keverne - Cornwall - 28-1-2012 - BIPS©2012

Public footpath through the daffodil fields at Tregaminion,
near St. Keverne

DSC_0011 - MOD1 - Treehouse in Ash Tree near Tregaminion - St Keverne - Cornwall - 28-1-2012 - BIPS©2012

Treehouse in Ash Tree at Tregaminion. near St. Keverne

DSC_0039-43 - MOD1 - Beyond & Above - Lane to Parbean Cove - Cornwall - 28-1-2012 - BIPS©2012

Beyond & Above : along the lane to Parbean Cove

DSC_0049 - MOD1 - Lane to Parbean Cove - Cornwall - 28-1-2012 - BIPS©2012

Approaching Parbean Cove

DSC_0065 - MOD1 - Cave at Parbean Cove - Cornwall - 28-1-2012 - BIPS©2012

Cave at Parbean Cave

DSC_0069 - MOD1 - Parbean Cove Nar Point view to Falmouth - Cornwall - 28-1-2012 - BIPS©2012

View to Falmouth from Parbean Cove

DSC_0074 - MOD1 crop1 - Nare Point Coastguard Lookout - Cornwall - 28-1-2012 - BIPS©2012

Nare Point Coastguard Lookout Station

DSC_0082 - MOD1 - Nare Point - life on the rocks - Cornwall - 28-1-2012 - BIPS©2012

DSC_0083 - MOD1 - Nare Point - life on the rocks - Cornwall - 28-1-2012 - BIPS©2012

Life on the Rocks : beach life at Nare Point

DSC_0098 - MOD1 - St Keverne Quarries - remains of railway on causeway at Porthkerris Cove - Cornwall - 28-1-2012 - BIPS©2012

St. Keverne Quarries (between Porthallow and Porthoustock) : remains of narrow gauge railway on causeway at Porthkerris Cove

DSC_0092 - MOD1 - St Keverne Quarries - remains of causeway railway and Pencra Head incline - Cornwall - 28-1-2012 - BIPS©2012

St. Keverne Quarries (between Porthallow and Porthoustock) : remains of narrow gauge railway on causeway at Porthkerris Cove and view south up Pencra Head incline

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Cambodunum Nuovo

February 1, 2010

View a new site
Another project presented
Resentment potential quotient unknown
Opportunity to impress
Chance to redress
Tutelage non è dittatura 
Think I’ll still use colour
That’s My Game

Yorkshire Sculpture Snow Park

January 14, 2010

DSC_0050 - MOD1 - YSP pond sunset snow - IB 14-1-10

DSC_0005 - MOD1 - YSP Entrance in snow - IB 14-1-10

DSC_0015 - MOD1 - YSP a walk in the snow - IB 14-1-10 

DSC_0063 - MOD1 - YSP sunset snow - IB 14-1-10

DSC_0094 - MOD1 - YSP sunset snow - IB 14-1-10

DSC_0040 - MOD1 - YSP underground gallery in sunset snow - IB 14-1-10

DSC_0081 - MOD1 - YSP sunset snow - IB 14-1-10

Galway Harbour Centre Pier Competition

July 25, 2009

Galway Centre Pier - Mast & Sail 1 - 24-7-09 - coloured

The Galway Harbour Company are conducting a competition to generate ideas for a mixed use building (public stage, exhibition, retail, marina and tourism) that would be erected on the Centre Pier in Galway Docks.  I love Galway but am too cheap (poor) to spend €60 to obtain the full competition brief from the RIAI competition site so my concept is based on the core requirements and some imagination of prior times in Galway.

Seemingly floating above the existing surface of the pier on a  ground floor of glass cladding, the only strong visual intervention is a swimming pool intruding into the middle of the floor.  The pool is formed entirely of a transparent structural material (glass, lexan, whatever) which allows for interaction between the swimmers and those walking around the exterior of the building; a kind of free human aquarium.

The mast that emerges from the centre of the building appears to support a bar/restaurant hanging over one side of the pier but in reality this would primarily be supported through a hidden cantilever into the central part of the complex.

A number of projection screens can be unfurled from the mast for use during major sporting and cultural events, such as the Galway Arts Festival, allowing multimedia to be displayed high above the pier and surrounding harbour/marina.

Bexhill-on-Sea Shelter Competition

July 24, 2009

Bexhill on Sea Shelter Competition - Wave 1 - 1 - 23-7-09

Though not in a position to enter the competition I thought I would sketch a few concepts for the new shelters that are planned for the West Parade Promenade at Bexhill-on-Sea.  RIBA are currently running a competition on behalf of Rother District Council for four new shelters and a refreshments kiosk which will form part of the Next Wave Seafront Improvement Project.

Bexhill on Sea Shelter Competition - Wave 1 - 3 - 23-7-09

My initial approach – let’s call it “Wave” – provides three areas of protected seating that face east/west along the seafront and also out to sea.  The use of transparent screens on the three curved seating areas allows occupants to view the seaward view from either of the side (east/west) benches even when the wind might be too brisk to sit on the direct sea-facing bench.  A small central area provides further protection – but still with full visibility – for even the the wettest and windiest of days.  Some of the modular roof panels could optionally be replaced with solar panels in order to generate electricity for night lights and an information display that could be fed with local news from the town’s wireless network.

Bexhill on Sea Shelter Competition - Wave 1 - 2 - 23-7-09

Park Hill – British Summer

July 20, 2009

DSC_0073 - MOD1 -  Veolia Incinerator Stack form Park Hill thr grasses- 21-7-09 - cropped

Like a giant cancer stick discarded in the brush lies the chimney of the Veolia incineration plant in Sheffield, as viewed from Park Hill.

DSC_0093 - MOD1 - Park Hill thr Trees - 21-7-09 - cropped

Park Hill redevelopment still at a bit of an Urban standstill…

DSC_0090 - MOD1 - Sheffield and Big Wheel from Park Hill - 21-7-09 - cropped

Sheffield’s new Big Wheel on another drizzly day.

Case Study #22 – AKA Stahl House – Pierre Koenig

July 19, 2009

Case Study 22 - Stahl House - LA - Pierre Koenig  - Schulman Photo - 19-7-09

Based on a photograph by Julius Schulman RIP (10/10/1910 – 15/7/2009)

Beach House – Neeson Murcutt

July 18, 2009

Beach House - Neeson Murcutt - 18-7-09

West Bromwich – Will Alsop

July 18, 2009

West Bromich - Will Alsop - 18-7-09

Ftown Building – Atelier Hitoshi Abe

July 16, 2009

Ftown Building - Atelier Hitoshi Abe - 16-7-09