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dpack

major project,coal drops yard

this is special on many levels.

as a new build it would be impressive but as a site specific renewal it is genius.

journo version
gz

stunning
Mistress Rose

I couldn't get the first version, but the journo version was brilliant. I don't often like modern architecture, but that coal yard is rather good. Last time I went to London I just thought 'why?' about most of the modern architecture. In 50 years time it will be pulled down as old fashioned. The only thing I saw I really liked was the Glove Theatre, rebuilt in the 16th century style. Now that may catch on........ Laughing
sgt.colon

In 50 years time it will be pulled down as old fashioned.


Like the stuff from the 60's and 70's, hideous!

They've done quite a nice job on the place.
dpack

the first link works for me, umm?

there are quite a few nice photos in it.
sean

Works for me. Cool photos. The merging of new and old is really well done IMHO.
dpack

ace lines and it looks very fit for it's new purpose Cool

i feel a day trip in the planning, pop in to the NHM with my "bone" for em to have a look and maybe poke at , a quick chat with sennifer in the BM ( a bit dead and he is only there in basalt but he's my mate and he likes a visit now and again ) and a while enjoying this place.

although i lived in london for 14 years i only ever pottered around kings cross, once, for as long as it took me to find my way out Rolling Eyes
after that i felt no need to explore it further.
Mistress Rose

Yes the 1960s in particular was a bad time for architecture. As with a lot of the stupid things like the Shard, it was experimentation to see what could be done with the medium; in the 1960s concrete (mainly new experimental types that are now collapsing), more recently glass.
sgt.colon

We just never seem to learn do we?

You'd think instead of doing that they'd put the money, resources and effort in to something more eco.
Ty Gwyn

We just never seem to learn do we?

You'd think instead of doing that they'd put the money, resources and effort in to something more eco.


Don`t know about Eco,but the money and resources could have gone into shelter for them living on the streets in that centre of inequality.
sgt.colon

Fair point Ty. Mistress Rose

I was reading the other day that the top few storeys of the shard, most of the refurbished Centre Point, and a lot more of the 'luxury' flats are empty because nobody will give that price. Would make a lot more sense to divide up the big flats, redo the decor removing the gold taps etc. and turn them into really affordable housing.

I was also reading in Forestry and Timber News about a resurgence in the use of wood, and developments that mean it can be used for taller buildings, so the potential is there, it just needs the political and architectural will.
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