December, 2006

2000 Years of Non Stop Nostalgia. Or How Half Timbering Made Me Whole Again.

Piccadilly Circus has had an upgrade. A giant, curved, superbright and supersmooth TV screen has just been turned on. Wider than widescreen, it curves around the Regency architecture and disappears up Shaftesbury Avenue. It’s bright and it moves and it’s really big. It looks as thin as paper and just as light. It suddenly makes […]

Inside-out Aldwych

The relationship of inside and outside is always fascinating to architects. And this sight – which I get a great view of each morning from the top of a 243 bus – is particularly striking. The entire building has been demolished, leaving only a historical facade, propped up by gutsy pragmatic steelwork and a big […]