at this time of year…

April 2, 2008 at 10:00 pm | Posted in architecture, europe, holiday, photography | Leave a comment
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…people begin to plan their summer holidays. well, i do. its no longer winter, but not warm enough for summer and i long to be somewhere else.

and so today i reminisced about my wonderful holiday in estepona and barcelona, spain, in the summer of 2006…

above: the view from the pool of our apartment in estepona

…and photos from the visit to the mies van der rohe pavilion in barcelona…



victoria square photo opportunity

March 13, 2008 at 12:08 pm | Posted in architecture, northern irish, shopping | Leave a comment
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made sure i took my camera so i could get some shots of the latest architectural addition to belfast…

it does look impressive, and i love some of the shapes. the wooden parts of the platforms are really lovely, and the natural light that floods the place ensures it doesnt appear to be just another shopping centre.

daniel libeskind lecture

February 8, 2008 at 12:12 pm | Posted in architecture | Leave a comment
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grand canal performing arts centre, dublin

went to a lecture in the waterfront hall by daniel libeskind which was to launch the University of Ulster’s Real Estate Initiative. I’ve seen Libeskind lecture before, but was looking forward to hearing him discuss his more recent projects, such as the above one : The Grand Canal Performing Arts Centre and Galleries in Dublin.

extension to denver arts museum

extension to denver art museum: an extension which uses each corner that the unusual shape creates.

fiera milano

fiera milano: 3 architects, 3 buildings…libeskind’s is the middle. these are placed where the city’s funfair once was.
memory foundations

memory foundations – the ground zero project, new york

Libeskind clearly puts such an amount of thought into his designs. the memory foundations one in particular : he discussed how the angles of the entrance plaza is shaped along the angles of light from the two times that the planes hit the towers on 11.09, and how nothing will stand where those towers were – instead he is placing waterfalls in a small park. it looks fantastic and will be an amazing way to remember that day.

check out his website for more images, including some of his own sketches…

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