Saturday, August 23, 2008

Concrete in the 1930s and beyond

Originally uploaded by LoopZilla

Kingsley Hall (designed by Charles Cowles-Vosey) in Bow (East London) was opened in 1928 and the Prescott Channel (1930) nearby were both over engineered with concrete, the medium of choice of that era. At Harrow on the Hill station, and others in Metro-land, concrete slabs abound. Charles Holden designed many stations with concrete, such as Rayners Lane Station

Rodney Gordon was responsible for many buildings that were described as "concrete monstrosities". He was trained in part by Bauhaus architect Arthur Korn.

Tuesday, August 19, 2008

The First International Gonzogeographic Congress

The First International Gonzogeographic Congress took place in London on 19th August 2008. Delegates from around the world gathered in a coffee bar in London's Oxford Street (at number 48).

Wednesday, August 6, 2008

Doing the Stroudley Walk

Stroudley Walk
Originally uploaded by LoopZilla

Stroudley Walk is a small shopping precinct, with some housing above the shops. The only pub has shut down. 10-12 Stroudley Walk is Grade II listed building... "late 18th, early 19th century , three storeys, stock brick with shop on ground floor. Attached to the Rose and Crown Public House.

Poplar HARCA have recently taken over the area...