Yesterday, ArchDaily (an e-mail subscription about architecture news) send me an e-mail about something extremely exciting, for someone from Liverpool who’s interested in architecture and building design.
The Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) will be opening a new architecture centre, RIBA North, in Liverpool this August. It will house an exhibition gallery, a conference centre for talks and an event space. Which will all be placed on Liverpool’s waterfront within the beautiful angular black building I photographed for a previous post last year. The first exhibition being displayed will be “Liverpool: Mover, Shaker, Architecture Risk Taker” documenting unrealised plans for the city of Liverpool.
This is some news that is making me extremely excited to go home for summer.
Summer is quickly approaching and in Nottingham it’s perfect non-jacket weather. This cute crochet jacket/top I bought from ASOS (by Monki) is perfect as it suits as both an over top and jacket in one.
Innovative contemporary architectural company MVRDV have collaborated with Chanel to redesign their flagship Amsterdam store and the outcome is truly beautiful.
They have used pioneering glass technology to combine modernism and tradition to recreate the city’s traditional architectural style in a fresh and interesting way. The glass used is said to be ‘in many ways, stronger than concrete’ according to MVRDV.
The design fades from a traditional terracotta brick townhouse into a clear full glass design, combining style and history in one and it will be top of my visiting list next time I’m in Amsterdam.
With my university course, we recently visited New York city. I had not previously visited anywhere outside of Europe so it was so interesting to see the fashion culture of another continent. One thing I found particularly amazing was the architecture. Not only seeing it above ground level from the Empire State and the Rockefeller, but just the mix between old and new, historic and modern.
Art galleries are always my favourite places to go for an intresting and different day out.
Yesterday, I went to see the Transmitting Andy Warhol exhibition in the Liverpool Tate gallery. I honestly must say that I was totally blown away. The information and stories about some of his artwork is just fascinating. However, I did also spent quite a bit of time looking at the ceiling as the Tate is a really beautiful building.