Friday 5 July 2024

Park Lane / Cheam

Including the north return of 57 The Broadway with clapboard extension and slate roof (Grade II listed). 3 Park Lane with tarred weatherboarding and projecting C19 shop front (Grade II). 5 Park Lane just visible (C18 exterior, Grade II). 7, 9 & 11 Grade II listed as Anne's Cottage, Oak Cottage & Little Haven of the C17 or earlier. London Borough of Sutton. 
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Monday 1 July 2024

Walker House / Arch

Arch to Walker House of the 1930s Redriff Estate, reminiscent of the Meakin Estate arch of the same period. Rotherhithe, London Borough of Southwark. 
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Sunday 30 June 2024

Dark Towers / Canary Wharf

Looking towards Canary Wharf from the southwest, on the opposite bank of the river Thames. A Thames Clipper is travelling up-stream. 
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Saturday 29 June 2024

Canada Water / 2024

  • (L to R) Columbia Point, Colin Lucas, Philip Bottomley at the LCC/GLC, c.1964; 
  • Canada Water Library, CZWG, 2011; 
  • Ontario Point, Howells, 2013. 
London Borough of Southwark.
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Friday 28 June 2024

The Founding / Canada Water

Architects: Allies & Morrison, 2024, for British Land and AustralianSuper. A 35-storey residential tower providing 186 flats. Seen here with the 2011 library designed by CZWG. Canada Water, London Borough of Southwark.
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Monday 24 June 2024

Kiloh Court / SW11

Architects: Pite, Son & Fairweather, 1956, first phase of the Winstanley Estate at Meyrick Road. Battersea, London Borough of Wandsworth. 
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Sunday 23 June 2024

Christ Church / & St Stephen

Architect: T.F. Ford, 1957. Stone set in base of tower is inscribed "First built in 1849; Destroyed 1944; Rebuilt 1957". Cabul Road, off Battersea Park Road, London Borough of Wandsworth. 
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Saturday 22 June 2024

Strip Tower / 2023

'Strip Tower, 2023' by Gerhard Richter (b.1932, Germany). At Serpentine South until October 2024. Kensington Gardens, City of Westminster, London. 
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Friday 21 June 2024

Serpentine Pavilion 2024 / VI

This year's architect: Minsuk Cho (b.1966, South Korea) of Mass Studies. Archipelagic Void at Serpentine South, City of Westminster, London.
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Thursday 20 June 2024

Serpentine Pavilion 2024 / V

 

This year's architect: Minsuk Cho (b.1966, South Korea) of Mass Studies. Archipelagic Void at Serpentine South, City of Westminster, London. 
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Wednesday 19 June 2024

Serpentine Pavilion 2024 / IV

This year's architect: Minsuk Cho (b.1966, South Korea) of Mass Studies. Here showing a general view including the Auditorium, Play Tower and the Gallery. Archipelagic Void at Serpentine South, City of Westminster, London. 
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Tuesday 18 June 2024

Serpentine Pavilion 2024 / III

This year's architect: Minsuk Cho (b.1966, South Korea) of Mass Studies. Here showing view towards Serpentine South from interior of the Auditorium. Archipelagic Void at Serpentine South, City of Westminster, London. 
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Serpentine Pavilion 2024 / II

This year's architect: Minsuk Cho (b.1966, South Korea) of Mass Studies. Here showing interior detail of the Auditorium, constructed of black-stained timber with pink windows. Archipelagic Void at Serpentine South, City of Westminster, London.
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Monday 17 June 2024

Serpentine Pavilion 2024 / I

This year's architect: Minsuk Cho (b.1966, South Korea) of Mass Studies. Here showing the west end of the Auditorium, constructed of black-stained timber with pink windows. Archipelagic Void at Serpentine South, City of Westminster, London. 
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Sunday 16 June 2024

Arthur Newton House / Rear

Architects believed to be Pite, Son & Fairweather, c.1960, consisting of 55 low-rise flats built along the south side of Lavender Road, although viewed here from Ganley Court. Part of an early phase of the Winstanley Estate, London Borough of Wandsworth. 
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Saturday 15 June 2024

Patchwork / Bridge

Bridge over railway at John Archer Way, London Borough of Wandsworth. 
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Friday 14 June 2024

Royal Victoria Patriotic School / (Former)

Architect: Rhode Hawkins, 1859, in "Scottish baronial style with Jacobean and French elements" according to the Grade II* listing. Using yellow brick and Yorkshire stone dressings, with slate roofs and turrets. Originally as a school for widows and orphans of the Crimean war. Now mixed-use including offices, retail and residential. John Archer Way, London Borough of Wandsworth.
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Thursday 13 June 2024

Elephant & Castle / 1960s

  • LCC Tower designed by London County Council, 1964; exterior refurbishment: BPA Architecture, 2021. 
  • Faraday Memorial designed by Rodney Gordon, 1961. Grade II listed. 
Elephant & Castle, London Borough of Southwark. 
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Wednesday 12 June 2024

Vent / Inner London Crown Court

Louvred ventilator on brick plinth in the car park of the Inner London Crown Court. I believe built in the 1970s and likely for the Northern Line passing beneath. London Borough of Southwark. 
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Tuesday 11 June 2024

23 Harper Road / SE1

Modern style building of, I assume, the 1960s, with planning permission for demolition. London Borough of Southwark. 
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Monday 10 June 2024

Low Line / Plaque

"The Low Line is an urban regeneration initiative that brings to life the Victorian railway viaduct connecting diverse neighbourhoods through Bankside, London Bridge, and Bermondsey". This sign under railway bridge passing over Great Suffolk Street, London Borough of Southwark. 
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Sunday 9 June 2024

Tate Modern / Brick Facade

Architects: Herzog & de Meuron, 2016. Showing the brick façade of the extension building of the Tate Modern. Bankside, London Borough of Southwark. 
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Saturday 8 June 2024

City of London / 20240602

Square Mile viewed from Southwark, with One Leadenhall taking shape.
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Friday 7 June 2024

Pier / Stamford Wharf

A.k.a. the OXO Tower pier, not to be confused with Gabriel's Pier which is about 100m west. London Borough of Southwark. 
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Thursday 6 June 2024

'London Pride' / Frank Dobson

Sculptor: Frank Dobson (1886-1963, London). Bronze female figures of 1951, cast c.1987, Grade II listed. The bowl was intended for Saxifraga × urbium. South Bank, London Borough of Lambeth. 

Saxifraga × urbium
London pride

An evergreen perennial to 30cm in height, forming wide mats of rosettes of spoon-shaped, long-stalked leaves with scalloped margins. Small pink-flushed white flowers are borne in lax panicles from early summer

Other common names
none-so-pretty

(RHS)

Saxifraga × urbium rapidly colonised the bombed sites left by the London Blitz of the early 1940s. As such it is symbolic of the resilience of London and ordinary Londoners

(Wikipedia)
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Wednesday 5 June 2024

BFI Riverfront / Canopy

Cast fibreglass entrance canopy designed by Carmody Groarke, c.2019, added to what was originally the National Film Theatre of 1957. Now known as the British Film Institute. South Bank, London Borough of Lambeth. 
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Tuesday 4 June 2024

'First Kiss 2022' / Sola Olulode

Painting by Sola Oluwode (b.1996 British-Nigerian). At the Hayward Gallery Billboard, April 2024 to April 2025. Southbank Centre, London Borough of Lambeth. 
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Monday 3 June 2024

Royal Festival Hall / 2024

Royal Festival Hall designed by architects of the LCC, 1951 and 1964. In the modern style of the Festival of Britain, with Scandinavian influenced interior. This east (Belvedere Road) elevation is on ten columns with a window strip at high level. The cladding is Portland stone. The first post-WW2 building to be Grade I listed. London Borough of Lambeth.
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Sunday 2 June 2024

Hayward Gallery / 2024

West view. Designed by the GLC Department of Architecture, the Hayward Gallery opened on London's South Bank in 1968. London Borough of Lambeth. 
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Saturday 1 June 2024

Blue Bridge / III

Designed by Eric Bedford of the Ministry of Public Building and Works, 1957. St James's Park, City of Westminster, London. 
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Friday 31 May 2024

Police Memorial Column / 2024

Designed by Foster & Partners with Per Arnoldi, installed 2005. Layered glass column with internal optical fibres, 7.4m high. Part of the National Police Memorial. City of Westminster, London.
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Thursday 30 May 2024

I Am Curious (Yellow) / II

Southbank Centre stair detail which — owing to the buildings' lack of listing — has been given this dubious paint job. Original architects: GLC Department of Architecture, c.1967. London Borough of Lambeth. 
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