holidayclubrecordings.co.uk - Architecture http://holidayclubrecordings.co.uk/blog-tags/architecture en Steve McQueen & Brian W Aldiss http://holidayclubrecordings.co.uk/post/steve-mcqueen-brian-w-aldiss <div class="field field-name-field-lead-img field-type-image field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://holidayclubrecordings.co.uk/sites/default/files/IMG_20120517_124637.jpeg" width="985" height="739" alt="Steve McQueen &#039;Static&#039;" title="Steve McQueen &#039;Static&#039;" /></div></div></div><div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even" property="content:encoded"><p>I was sent this excerpt by a friend the other day, and it really makes a lot of sense: </p> <p><strong><em>"architecture is a kinetic thing, photography kills its true spirit as people get used to studying books on pages rather than by walking through them and round them and seeing them in relation to other urban objects."</em></strong><br />From <a href="http://www.amazon.co.uk/Barefoot-Head-Brian-W-Aldiss/dp/0755100662"><em>Barefoot in the head</em> by Brian W Aldiss </a></p> <p>It also made me think of this film (currently on display at <a href="http://www.tate.org.uk/whats-on/tate-britain/exhibition/migrations">Tate Britain in the Migrations</a> show)</p> <p>Steve McQueen - 'Static'</p> <p class="video-wrapper"> <iframe src="http://www.dailymotion.com/embed/video/xg7nb3" frameborder="0" width="480" height="276"></iframe></p> </div></div></div><div class="field field-name-field-tag field-type-taxonomy-term-reference field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><a href="/blog-tags/architecture" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel">Architecture</a></div><div class="field-item odd"><a href="/blog-tags/artdesign" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel">Art/Design</a></div></div></div><div class="field field-name-field-date field-type-datetime field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><span class="date-display-single" property="dc:date" datatype="xsd:dateTime" content="2012-06-25T12:30:00+01:00">Monday, June 25, 2012 - 12:30</span></div></div></div> Mon, 25 Jun 2012 11:30:00 +0000 holidayclub 285 at http://holidayclubrecordings.co.uk http://holidayclubrecordings.co.uk/post/steve-mcqueen-brian-w-aldiss#comments Patternity http://holidayclubrecordings.co.uk/post/patternity <div class="field field-name-field-lead-img field-type-image field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://holidayclubrecordings.co.uk/sites/default/files/am_1_46_overlappedbalconies.jpg" width="540" height="724" alt="" title="www.patternity.co.uk" /></div></div></div><div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even" property="content:encoded"><p>This is a really great website dedicated to patterns, I could spend days looking through the 1000's of images they've collected of literally anything with a pattern in it, or as they put it 'Seeing pattern everywhere'. The few examples below are a minor scratch on the surface...</p> <p><a href="http://www.patternity.co.uk">www.patternity.co.uk</a></p> <p> </p> <p><img src="http://www.patternity.co.uk/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/2010/01/73209540_b5fe44dc39.JPG" width="560" height="420" /></p> <p> </p> <p><img src="http://www.patternity.co.uk/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/2012/03/17PATTERNITY_REDLINE_MATTHIASHEIDRICH.jpeg" width="560" height="560" /></p> <p> </p> <p><img src="http://www.patternity.co.uk/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/2010/03/PATTERNITY_AM_6_TECHNICOLOURFLORA.jpg" width="560" height="372" /></p> <p> </p> <p><img src="http://www.patternity.co.uk/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/2010/04/PATTERNITY_GW4_GranadaThe-Alhambra.jpg" width="560" height="747" /></p> </div></div></div><div class="field field-name-field-tag field-type-taxonomy-term-reference field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><a href="/blog-tags/architecture" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel">Architecture</a></div><div class="field-item odd"><a href="/blog-tags/artdesign" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel">Art/Design</a></div></div></div><div class="field field-name-field-date field-type-datetime field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><span class="date-display-single" property="dc:date" datatype="xsd:dateTime" content="2012-04-26T11:30:00+01:00">Thursday, April 26, 2012 - 11:30</span></div></div></div> Thu, 26 Apr 2012 10:15:56 +0000 editor 203 at http://holidayclubrecordings.co.uk http://holidayclubrecordings.co.uk/post/patternity#comments The Emmanuel Centre - Sir Herbert Baker (1928) http://holidayclubrecordings.co.uk/post/emmanuel-centre-sir-herbert-baker-1928 <div class="field field-name-field-lead-img field-type-image field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://holidayclubrecordings.co.uk/sites/default/files/emmanuel%20centre_0.jpg" width="580" height="435" alt="" /></div></div></div><div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even" property="content:encoded"><p>The Emmanuel Centre on Marsham Street in Westminster was designed by Sir Herbert Baker in 1928, he's the man responsible for designing <a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/South_Africa_House">South Africa House in Trafalgar Square</a> and lots more, he was more predominant in South Africa than Britain, check his <a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Herbert_Baker">wikipedia page</a> for more information</p> <p> </p> <p>Here's some pictures of Emmanuel House</p> <p style="font-family: Georgia, 'Times New Roman', 'Bitstream Charter', Times, serif; line-height: 18px;"><a href="http://holidayclubrecordings.co.uk/blog/wp-content/uploads/2011/08/IMG_20110819_090851.jpg"><img src="http://holidayclubrecordings.co.uk/blog/wp-content/uploads/2011/08/IMG_20110819_090851-e1313745905783.jpg" alt="" title="IMG_20110819_090851" width="580" height="435" style="border-style: initial; border-color: initial;" class="alignnone size-full wp-image-2444" /></a></p> <p style="font-family: Georgia, 'Times New Roman', 'Bitstream Charter', Times, serif; line-height: 18px;"><a href="http://holidayclubrecordings.co.uk/blog/wp-content/uploads/2011/08/IMG_20110817_085302.jpg"><img src="http://holidayclubrecordings.co.uk/blog/wp-content/uploads/2011/08/IMG_20110817_085302-e1313745932996.jpg" alt="" title="IMG_20110817_085302" width="580" height="435" style="border-style: initial; border-color: initial;" class="alignnone size-full wp-image-2445" /></a></p> <p style="font-family: Georgia, 'Times New Roman', 'Bitstream Charter', Times, serif; line-height: 18px;"><a href="http://holidayclubrecordings.co.uk/blog/wp-content/uploads/2011/08/IMG_20110817_085314.jpg"><img src="http://holidayclubrecordings.co.uk/blog/wp-content/uploads/2011/08/IMG_20110817_085314-e1313745958806.jpg" alt="" title="IMG_20110817_085314" width="480" height="640" style="border-style: initial; border-color: initial;" class="alignnone size-full wp-image-2446" /></a></p> <p style="font-family: Georgia, 'Times New Roman', 'Bitstream Charter', Times, serif; line-height: 18px;"><a href="http://holidayclubrecordings.co.uk/blog/wp-content/uploads/2011/08/IMG_20110817_085341.jpg"><img src="http://holidayclubrecordings.co.uk/blog/wp-content/uploads/2011/08/IMG_20110817_085341-e1313745984295.jpg" alt="" title="IMG_20110817_085341" width="580" height="435" style="border-style: initial; border-color: initial;" class="alignnone size-full wp-image-2447" /></a></p> <p> </p> <p> </p> <p> </p> </div></div></div><div class="field field-name-field-tag field-type-taxonomy-term-reference field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><a href="/blog-tags/architecture" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel">Architecture</a></div></div></div><div class="field field-name-field-date field-type-datetime field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><span class="date-display-single" property="dc:date" datatype="xsd:dateTime" content="2012-03-08T12:30:00+00:00">Thursday, March 8, 2012 - 12:30</span></div></div></div> Thu, 08 Mar 2012 13:30:05 +0000 editor 131 at http://holidayclubrecordings.co.uk http://holidayclubrecordings.co.uk/post/emmanuel-centre-sir-herbert-baker-1928#comments No1 Millbank - WD Caröe (1903) http://holidayclubrecordings.co.uk/post/no1-millbank-wd-car%C3%B6e-1903 <div class="field field-name-field-lead-img field-type-image field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://holidayclubrecordings.co.uk/sites/default/files/IMG_20110629_091400-e1310559346238.jpg" width="580" height="435" alt="" /></div></div></div><div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even" property="content:encoded"><p>A while ago I thought it might be nice to introduce an architecture element to the site, this was because on numerous occasions every day I would see buildings I quite or really liked and wonder who designed them, when they were built and all that kind of stuff. Well one that I would often pass while taking a scenic walk to work was No1 Millbank, this building proved to be the tipping point between thought and action and so I wrote to the council to find out who built it and when, this was a while ago but they got back to me this morning with the required information, and from this information I went and found out a little more about the place. Firstly a little on the man who designed it William Douglas Caröe (1857–1938), this is an edited excerpt from the Oxford dictionary of biographies...</p> <p>"Caröe, William Douglas (1857–1938), architect, was born on 1 September 1857 at Holmesdale, Blundellsands, near Liverpool. ... Caröe was a man of forceful character and great energy and business capacity. A recent historian noted that, ‘his early churches established him as the leading Arts and Crafts Gothic church architect outside the High Church party’ (Bettley, 2.10). His metropolitan works in warm red brick were richly arrayed, and his remarkable offices for the church commissioners in Millbank gave architectural expression to the theme of ‘a Church jubilant’ (Gray, 135). In the same year as his Millbank project Caröe designed the working men's college in Crowndale Road, London, and he took an active interest in the work of the college. From his home at Vann, Hambledon, Surrey, he gave his professional services gratis to community projects, and founded the Fold County Rural Preservation Society. One of the first building conservators, this aspect of his work has been continued by his grandson Martin Bragg Caroe FSA in the firm Caröe &amp; Partners. Caröe's career extended to the design of furniture and metalwork, sculpture and embroidery. He maintained an interest in Scandinavia and was an authority on the vikings." <a href="http://www.oxforddnb.com/view/article/32298?docPos=2">read it all</a></p> <p>Was going to say a thing or two about the building but I know nothing of the style so will just say it was built in 1903. Here's some pictures...</p> <p><img src="http://holidayclubrecordings.co.uk/blog/wp-content/uploads/2011/07/IMG_20110713_125342-e1310559435376.jpg" alt="" title="IMG_20110713_125342" width="435" height="580" class="alignnone size-full wp-image-2271" /></p> <p><img src="http://holidayclubrecordings.co.uk/blog/wp-content/uploads/2011/07/IMG_20110713_125155-e1310559566426.jpg" alt="" title="IMG_20110713_125155" width="580" height="435" class="alignnone size-full wp-image-2270" /></p> <p><img src="http://holidayclubrecordings.co.uk/blog/wp-content/uploads/2011/07/IMG_20110713_125145-e1310559403104.jpg" alt="" title="IMG_20110713_125145" width="580" height="435" class="alignnone size-full wp-image-2269" /></p> <p><img src="http://holidayclubrecordings.co.uk/blog/wp-content/uploads/2011/07/IMG_20110713_125136-e1310559489594.jpg" alt="" title="IMG_20110713_125136" width="435" height="580" class="alignnone size-full wp-image-2268" /></p> <p><img src="http://holidayclubrecordings.co.uk/blog/wp-content/uploads/2011/07/IMG_20110713_125104-e1310559527190.jpg" alt="" title="IMG_20110713_125104" width="435" height="580" class="alignnone size-full wp-image-2267" /></p> <p><img src="http://holidayclubrecordings.co.uk/blog/wp-content/uploads/2011/07/IMG_20110713_1251451-e1310559649322.jpg" alt="" title="IMG_20110713_125145" width="580" height="435" class="alignnone size-full wp-image-2272" /></p> <p><img src="http://holidayclubrecordings.co.uk/blog/wp-content/uploads/2011/07/IMG_20110713_125034-e1310559722118.jpg" alt="" title="IMG_20110713_125034" width="435" height="580" class="alignnone size-full wp-image-2265" /></p> <p><img src="http://holidayclubrecordings.co.uk/blog/wp-content/uploads/2011/07/IMG_20110713_125002-e1310559767725.jpg" alt="" title="IMG_20110713_125002" width="580" height="435" class="alignnone size-full wp-image-2264" /></p> </div></div></div><div class="field field-name-field-tag field-type-taxonomy-term-reference field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><a href="/blog-tags/architecture" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel">Architecture</a></div></div></div><div class="field field-name-field-date field-type-datetime field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><span class="date-display-single" property="dc:date" datatype="xsd:dateTime" content="2012-03-06T18:00:00+00:00">Tuesday, March 6, 2012 - 18:00</span></div></div></div> Tue, 06 Mar 2012 18:02:57 +0000 holidayclub 120 at http://holidayclubrecordings.co.uk http://holidayclubrecordings.co.uk/post/no1-millbank-wd-car%C3%B6e-1903#comments