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  1. In praise of the sci-fi corridor - Den of Geek

    Wonderful essay about science fiction movie corridors, with lots of pictures. The internet gives generously. (via @moleitau)

  2. The Online Photographer: OT: The Worst Remuddling Job in the History of the Universe

    Amazing that someone could prefer the second over the first, but a reminder of how very different people are to what seems “normal” to me/you/whoever. But even so. (Also, click through “the ‘Ouch’ post”.)

  3. A Guide to the New Ruins of Great Britain (

    Oh, that looks good doesn’t it. Fills a gap that I now realise was aching to be filled.

  4. Utopia London

    Awesome-looking film, about post-war modernist housing development in London. There’s a screening near Farringdon on 14 Dec. Also, where’s the map in the ‘About’ section from? (via City of Sound)

  5. Let Charles be Charles | Planetizen

    In the comments, Dan Hill versus New Urbanists. Interesting. (Comments are in an odd order and the reordering widget doesn’t seem to work.)

  6. Anthony Lau, Floating City 2030: Thames Estuary Aquatic Urbanism - a set on Flickr

    A project to visualise a floating city in the Thames Estuary. Lovely images. (via BLDGBLOG)

  7. Design 1968 Journal - VADS: the online resource for visual arts

    A favourable period review of Britannic House, since revamped as City Point.

  8. BLDGBLOG: Remnants of the Biosphere

    Wow. Amazing to think this could be part of suburbs - I visited in 1997 and it was in the middle of nowhere.

  9. BLDGBLOG: One Million Years of Isolation: An Interview with Abraham Van Luik

    On planning nuclear waste disposal, designed to be stable and safe for one million years. Longest-term futures work ever?

  10. In which Phil uses his loaf for once « West End Whingers

    (A different Phil.) The National Theatre made out of bread.

  11. Click opera - Hanging gardens of Barbican

    Momus on growing to love the Barbican. (via Blackbeltjones)

  12. Chris Heathcote: anti-mega: Saving Britain’s Past

    This really is a good programme, with a nice balance of old and modern. And no struggling to make stories over-dramatic, like too many documentaries these days.

  13. 100 Years of Design Manifestos — Social Design Notes

    I wish there were more early twentieth century manifestos (there must be more, right?) but a good list otherwise. (via Kottke)

  14. The City Of London Highwalks.

    Paul Mison’s starting some writing about the raised pedestrian walkways in the City of London. Good stuff.

  15. Stalled building sites in Square Mile to become allotments | News | Architects Journal

    Temporary grow bag allotments, but still, better than nothing. (But not as good as having Milton Court undemolished either.)

  16. BLDGBLOG: This Gaming Life: An Interview with Jim Rossignol

    A very good read on architecture and gaming. Makes me feel all “yay”.

  17. The Measures Taken: Penthouse and Pavement

    Longer version of his ‘Guardian’ article, with pictures and links, about the BBC 2 documentary about Sheffield’s brutalist Park Hill estate (worth catching on iPlayer). I wish the developers weren’t able to destroy so much of the place. (via City of Sound)

  18. BBC News | Technology | Vacuum-powered rubbish disposal

    “Britain’s first vacuum-powered waste-disposal system.” What, aside, for example, from Quarry Hill Flats in Leeds in the 1930s or the Barbican in the 1960s? BBC News mindlessly regurgitating press releases? Who’d have thought!

  19. Royal Academy of Arts Events

    Podcast of Royal Academy talks, including all of this and last year’s ‘The Architects Who Made London’ lectures. Good stuff.

  20. In Pictures: Secret Bits Of The Barbican - Londonist

    Not that secret - only two or three photos are from inside the building that’s currently being turned into flats, but still interesting.

  21. The Architects Who Made London with Maxwell Hutchinson - Architecture Programme - Royal Academy of Arts

    Series of six discussions about twentieth century architects who have done important stuff in London. On Mondays, first was last night, no online booking *rolls eyes*.

  22. Corporation of London - Development & planning - Planning applications

    Proposal to create a brand new flat at the bottom of one of the Barbican towers, in a “void space”. See the PLANNING REPORT for some pics.

  23. Cityofsound: Robin Hood Gardens is not the same as a digital model of Robin Hood Gardens

    Dan Hill’s excellent summary of the protest going on over plans to demolish the London housing estate. I hope they renovate rather than destroy.

  24. Redland Green School Overspend - The Report | James Barlow

    Nice deadpan assessment of an apparently poor report into the £6.4 million overspend on construction of a new Bristol school. (via the Bristol Blogger)

  25. Bristol UWE - In Pictures - Bower Ashton development gallery

    My old college has got a swanky new hi-tech building.

  26. CABE - Design review reports - New Milton Court

    Thoroughly scathing review by the Commission for Architecture and the Built Environment of the now rejected plans for the Barbican’s Milton Court.

  27. :: View topic - Milton Court - the tower has been rejected

    Excellent — the proposed plan to redevelop the Barbican’s Milton Court has been “sent back” by the planning committee.

  28. Building - 4861 - Milton Court - London

    Current plan: destroy unique building (even if its beauty is debatable) and replace with dull glass tower. At least it’s residential and Guildhall School rooms, but still, it hugely annoys me.

  29. This time, only world class will do - Building Design

    “If Milton Court on the Barbican Estate must go, its replacement has to be much, much better.” Current plans are very dull and, worse, destroy the current walkway link to the Barbican and surrounding buildings.

  30. Guardian Unlimited Arts | Arts features | Steve Rose on the renaissance of the Brunswick Centre

    And the history of the its birth. It looks lovely now, and could only be improved by the reappearance of Skoob Books and by calling it the “Brunswick Centre” instead of the “Brunswick”. Stupid pointless re-branding. (via Blech)

  31. Archinect : News : Jane Jacobs goes to the great city in the sky

    Fairly detailed obituary/summary. (via City of Sound)

  32. Digitally Distributed Environments

    Weblog with, currently, lots of models of London buildings for Google Earth.

  33. Archinect : School Blog Project

    A collection of weblogs by students at architecture schools around the world, documenting their experiences. Every academic discipline should have this.

  34. Archigram

    Their Design Museum exhibition is quite good but mostly like looking at a big coffee table book of 2000AD artwork. Needed more explanation, context and background.

  35. Portsmouth’s Tricorn Centre will be demolished in March

    Looks like it was built by Blakes 7 modelmakers. In a good(ish) way.

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