After visiting the Broadgate Estate in the City (see my previous post), I was delighted to see that the developers at Kings Cross decided to propose a truly mixed use development, and also to keep and reuse the remaining railway buildings and structures. Although most of the project is still under construction, I was able to get a grasp of it as I was walking … Continue reading King’s Cross – An extraordinary part of London is finally taking shape?
Peter Zumthor is one of my favourite architects and when I saw his book ‘Atmospheres’ in the library I couldn’t resist. It’s basically a printed version of a lecture that he delivered back in 2003 with editing kept to a minimal. It was an easy and fun read with great illustrations. It gave an interesting insight into the mind of the architect, and the way … Continue reading Peter Zumthor – Atmospheres
Even tough I live and work just a few minutes away, I have never visited the Broadgate Development. I was always just passing by its tall buildings, but never actually daring to cross this stone and metal labyrinth. Broadgate is a 32-acre office and retail estate in the City of London. It was the largest office development in London until the arrival of Canary Wharf … Continue reading Visiting Broadgate