Tag Archives: London festival of architecture

LSE's Saw Swee Hock Student Centre

Posted on July 10, 2015 by Toothpicker

 
A few months ago, I walked past a non-orthogonal shaped brick building in Holborn that caught my attention. Later, I learnt that this striking Riba Stirling Prize-nominated building is London School of Economics' Saw Swee Hock student centre designed by Irish architectural practice O'Donnell + Tuomey (Sheila O'Donnell and John Tuomey) [...]

This post was posted in London, Architecture, Talks, Design, Contemporary, Irish design and was tagged with London, talks, London festival of architecture, contemporary architecture, Irish design


King's Cross Pond Club & the New Horizon pavilions

Posted on July 5, 2015 by Toothpicker

The pond club is the new art installation at King's Cross ongoing redevelopment
 
Last month, I attended a tour of the Of Soil and Water: King's Cross Pond Club organised by property developmer Argent ( responsible for the regeneration of King's Cross) as part of the London festival of architecture. If you are [...]

This post was posted in London, Architecture, British designs, Eco living & sustainability, Art, Design, Contemporary, Irish design and was tagged with London, architecture, eco designs, British design, Kings Cross, London festival of architecture, outdoor art installations, Irish design


London's immersive theatre trend

Posted on August 26, 2014 by Toothpicker

'The Boy Who Climbed Out of His Face' at The Jetty, Greenwich Peninsula
 
I am always grateful that I grew up and live in a part of world where cultural arts are highly valued, respected and accessible to everyone. I would not be the same person if I did not get the opportunities [...]

This post was posted in London, Theatre & performance art and was tagged with London, London festival of architecture, immersive theatre, Shunt, Camden fringe


London festival of architecture: Balfron Tower

Posted on July 2, 2014 by Toothpicker

 
The month-long London festival of architecture this year was full of interesting tours and activities. I took the opportunity and book myself onto a tour to visit the iconic Grade II listed Balfron Tower in East London by British Hungarian architect, Ernő Goldfinger. (believe it or not, Ian Fleming did name his [...]

This post was posted in London, Architecture, British designs, Social issues, Design, Modernist & Art Deco and was tagged with London, architecture, Brutalism, London festival of architecture, social housing


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