New Chinese Architecture

Published by Thames & Hudson, I got this just before the lockdown started. China has a lot to answer for in terms of human rights, and there is something about what I see as the culture that exerts pressure on it to grow. With a huge proportion of the population heading for the cities, that pressure has resulted in growth unlike anything I’ve ever been aware of. This book seems to capture that in the dynamism of the architects called on to shape the buildings and the cities they populate.

Get it here

London (so far)

Its going to take me quite a while to get around everywhere I need to go in London. What I have so far was taken while on a march in March ’19. Five pictures taken on the route itself then the rest taken at the South Bank, of the National Theatre and surrounding buildings. This was my first go with the Canon 6D and EF24-105mm f/4 L lens combo.

I’m compiling a map of sites to visit, 37 sites so far, some of them are clustered nicely (thank you Thamesmead) but most not.

Patterns in masonry
National Theatre, London
Balconies like steps
IBM stairs