Wednesday, October 25, 2006

Modern Magic?

The Hexagon Tower Blackley is a supreme example of C20th modern architecture fulfilling its purpose and also providing a visual treat.

It is a beautiful building and it's form changes as the light changes over the day and over the seasons.

Built in the 1970's, at a time when most structures were being attributed the 'brutally modernist' tag, and subsequently have been derided as the worst examples of British architecture.

Well, things might be changing. In his Guardian 'Arts Feature', Steve Rose writes about the Brunswick Centre, Bloomsbury, London. It seems that the modern monster shall go to the ball with a magical touch of paint from the fairy god mother... read on....

To complement this, here is an excellent YouTube video by PeoplesPalace which shows a whole host of buildings which are currently regarded as 'out of style'.

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