Paris’ Pompidou Centre – 40 years on

“…it is the most stunning new ‘go-to’ to be seen in any city.” Architectural Review, May 1977 Forty years ago, the style and construction of Paris’ Pompidou Centre marked a revolutionary change in the design of public buildings. Loved and loathed in equal numbers by the public and the established order, it’s hard now to…

Shard-View – Western Europe’s tallest skyscraper

It seems that The Shard London is a Marmite skyscraper – do you know that expression?  Very strangely in my opinion, people either seem to like it or loathe it, with equal passion. For those of you familiar with this blog, you will immediately know that I love both Marmite and I am a definite…