LONDON- NORTH FINCHLEY – WOODSIDE AVENUE-


Block of flats built along Woodside Avenue  in North Finchley in London.Iteresting building that draws the attention thanks to its contemporary design and a fresh look in between the surrounding detached houses from different periods.

Use of brick is still very characteristic for this area of London, but big aluminium windows with a very asymetric subdivisions, and a very contemporary flat roofs are really standing out – very surprising especially for me dealing with the planning councill for the area.

I often pass by this intriguing building and though it would be worth to share it with other people – will you agree with my point of view ?


LONDON-NATURAL HISTORY MUSEUM


Located in South London, Kensington district, on Exhibition Road,  building was built in 1881, by the civil engineer Captain Francis Fowke who died shortly afterwards and the project was undertaken by Alfred Waterhouse .

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The final version of the architectural scheme  after his many alterations consisted of  one edifice in a rectangular plan, with two tall towers , grand portico, all in a romanesque style – what must have been  quite unusual  and  peculiar but still within the high Victorian style.B
The external elevations was made mainly of brick extensively cladded with the colorful terracotta mouldings manufactured by Gibbs and Canning Ltd, featured many relief sculptures of flora and fauna to liven up a Victorian buildings in the area.

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Nowadays the building is a perfect centre of entertainment for the families and nobody  gets out of the building bored or disgusted .
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No 4 London’s most popular museums – it is really brilliant and it’s dinosaurs skeletons’ collection is truly impressive 🙂

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DUBLIN – ATHLUMNEY VILLAS STREET


Another building located within the Ranelagh Street in Dublin.
One can see  curved shapes of main body of the building, a lot of a concrete used for a construction, almost brutalistic,  pure and very minimalistic character of the building.

Really interesting shape as for the building ; reminds me of a snail shell, under which there is a small horizinatal window located.

Looking at the building from front, we can see how nicely the concrete block is curved , and ended with a vertical slender window which runs to the ceiling and then the opening is continued within the concrete balcony balustrade.

The built is very weired , and definitely unusual, and in my personal opinion deserves to figure in my very objective  list of interesting architecture of cities and suburbs.