Saturday, 15 November 2014

Stirling prize 2014

I have been meaning to blog my approval of this year's chosen winner of the Stirling prize for Architecture so here goes! 

The prize went to the Everyman theatre in Liverpool designed by Howarth Tomkins architects. This is no showy architectural statement of a building but one designed with immense attention to detail, with references back to the theatre it replaced. The use of recycled materials is no box ticking exercise in sustainability nor does the design turn its back on the end user. Quite the opposite, this is a building with heart and soul, one which includes people rather than excluding, a welcoming facade behind which there is a place for everyone.

Friday, 10 October 2014


.....I couldn't resist showcasing this spooky 'Gue (ho) st' House by Berdaguer & Pejus in France. Commissioned as a public work of art for use by the community the white veil is high density polystyrene which literally drapes itself over the building intended to 'evoke the ghosts' of the buildings previous occupants during its use as a prison, school and lastly funeral home. 

Tuesday, 22 July 2014


With the scorching weather we've been having it seemed only fitting to showcase some beach Architecture! 

These acoustic shells sit elegantly in their seaside setting, in form reflecting the undulating sand dunes and in function the perfect setting for a musical performance - designed by Flanagan Lawrence 

Thursday, 29 May 2014

A breath of fresh air.....

World renowned Architects exchanged their innovative bus-stop designs for a holiday in Austria! 

Here are a few of my favourites.....

Thursday, 20 March 2014

Hotel by 'Snohetta' in the Lofoten archipelago Norway

This snake like building drapes itself across the breathtaking Norweigan landscape with a light yet purposeful touch...........