Wednesday, 27 November 2013

Four Flourishes From a Tel Aviv Side Street

The local lending library, run by a lady whose living room is the lit window immediately behind, from where she can monitor loans, donations and notices.

Summer living room

Expectant cat

Looming side entrance

Monday, 25 November 2013

Tel Aviv Winter Skyline

^looking east

The Tel Aviv skyline in winter, seen from a rooftop in the Kerem HaTeimanim.

^looking east

^looking south

^looking north east

 ^looking west

Monday, 8 April 2013

Demolition Dinosaur

Walking from the city centre of Newcastle towards the Ouseburn river we could hear vast, echoing noises that sounded like the groanings, creakings, crackings and stompings of a ginormous animal, tearing away at some jurassic trees or the like. As we followed the curve of the bank, there was indeed something like an animal, doing violent things, tearing away at something. A tall, long, chomping pincer was eating its way slowly, methodically, through a big old concrete warehouse, the last of its kind on the grand old Tyne. The building was massive, heavy, and looked so permanent, but the demolition dinosaur was inevitably going to win as it precisely tore away chunks of floor, pulled out tangles of rebar, revealed doors, locked and unlocked, toilets, kitchens, office desks and windows in an awesome display of sped-up architectural decomposition.

Wednesday, 27 February 2013

Wednesday, 20 February 2013

Palazzo dei Congressi

Interior photos (from 2007) of the Palazzo dei Congressi in Rome -1950- EUR, by Adalberto Libera. A highly complex form of temporally grounded architectural timelessness that stands with equal redolence amongst the likes of Kahn's Dhaka and Terragni's Danteum.