Video of the Week XII: Poundbury: Building Communities

Here is a companion piece to the Prince Charles post of a couple of weeks ago (I hope it is clear by now that my Zaha comments were made with tongue embedded firmly in cheek…). Here, for your viewing pleasure (or displeasure perhaps?), is a very short clip propounding the virtues of Poundbury:

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Posted on 24th April 2009
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The Flickr Travelogues – architectural eye-candy from the Jubilee Line Extension (London) Pt1

One of my favourite architectural memories from my time living in London was stumbling across the architecture of the Jubilee Line Extension (JLE) of the London Underground system – there is nothing quite like having an architectural experience without any form of warning whatsoever. Visiting the well-photographed Barcelona Pavilion, for example, had no such sharp edge of unprepared wonder.

So, I offer you some great photography from stations along the JLE, from Westminster to Canada Water in this installment, with more to come later. I hope this doesn’t spoil anyone’s future ‘moments’, but suspect that everyone has seen images, if not having actually visited the stations, by now…

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Images (that aren’t squashed into this square slideshow format) are over the break… Read the rest of this entry »

Posted on 19th February 2009
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The Flickr Travelogues – architectural eye-candy from Osaka

Welcome to Ando-ville – I’m sure there must be worse places in the world to live if volumetric formalism and concrete minimalism is your thing… There are, of course, other architectural firms at work in Osaka, but an Ando building just makes such a fine photograph.

A series of images selected from a  Flickr keyword search: architecture/Osaka

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Posted on 3rd February 2009
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The Flickr Travelogues – architectural eye-candy from Toronto

There seems to be plenty of recent architectural activity in Toronto, which, being in a prime geopolitical position between the US and UK, is able to draw some big name architects from both sides of the Atlantic (not to mention also being the hometown of one Frank O Gehry…). Anyway, here is a selection of great images from Flickr…  click on the images to see them larger…

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 Art Gallery Of Ontario by © Michael D'Amico mdworld@hotmail.com 

Art Gallery of Ontario (extension); Architect: Gehry Partners, LLP

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Posted on 27th January 2009
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The Flickr Travelogues – architectural eye-candy from Hamburg

The Flickr photo-sharing website is an amazing resource for the virtual tourist – oh the places I have virtually been to…

It is, of course, only a visual form of travel, but we here in the antipodes have coped with books, magazines and slide shows when learning about architecture for quite some time – and no doubt will for some time longer. Flickr, however, democratizes selection of the places that we get to see – the ‘icons’ will always be heavily represented, but so will a range of other unnamed and unattributed works that are nonetheless worth witnessing – even in the superficial form (and Flickr excels in the superficial).

So, each week (or perhaps just every now and then) I’ll make a selection of images and post them here for your visual delight. You can click on the images to visit the original (larger images). I will be sure to credit the photographer under each image, (and where details are provided, the architect/s and building as well.

This week’s search terms: Hamburg/contemporary/architecture

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image by pocketcanoe44of365 081008 by pocketcanoe

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Posted on 21st January 2009
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