Gethinthomas's Architecture Posts

These photos are the result of a project I did about ten years ago. The brief was very simple, just the word housing. So I decided to find out how many…

Hereby hangs a tale of wasted public money, mismanagement, and an idea looking for a purpose. It was going to be a new future for a run down urban area, because…

"there is nothing more sad to the sight than an unfinished work and it is even more forlorn than a ruin of a building which has served its purpose..." Benjamin…

The Barbican is an area of London and a property development in the Brutalist style. Yes, more Brutalism. This is the Underground Station called Barbican, which…

This is a photo essay on one building in Coventry, England. The essay also branches of into related areas, like Heraldry and the symbolism of animals in myth…

These photos are taken over quite a long time span and feature various elements of the theatre. There are three main architectural parts to the theatre as it…

This is a post giving some background to the history of the British Seaside Pier. The history of the Seaside pier is closely associated with the Industrial…

Tintern Abbey was founded on 9 May 1131 by Walter de Clare, Lord of Chepstow. It is situated adjacent to the village of Tintern in Monmouthshire, on the Welsh…

Wesleyan Grove is a 34-acre (14 ha) National Historic Landmark District in Oak Bluffs, Massachusetts on the island of Martha's Vineyard. Also known as the…

Llanthony Priory (Welsh: Priordy Llanddewi Nant Hodni) is a partly ruined former Augustinian priory in the secluded Vale of Ewyas, a steep-sided once-glaciated…

This has to rank as one of my favourite buildings I have ever visited. It is a private chapel not generally open to the public, but after requesting permission…

On my search for twentieth century Brutalist masterpieces I discovered Clifton Cathedral. The Cathedral Church of SS. Peter and Paul is the Roman Catholic…

The Imperial War Museum, North, designed by Berlin-based architect Daniel Libeskind. Born in Łódź, Poland, in 1946, Libeskind's family had suffered during the…

My last trip abroad seems like years ago now. It was the 8th of February. Chaos quickly ensued when we got back three days later and as a consequence I never…

The Oslo Opera House is the home of the Norwegian National Opera and Ballet, and the national opera theatre in Norway. The building is situated in the Bjørvika…

Or to give them their full title Prefabricated Housing. In Birmingham, England there still remains a row of seventeen 1940s’ Phoenix design prefabs. The Grade…
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