The Influence of Ferris Bueller

  At University architectural students are endlessly indoctrinated as to the buildings that are supposed to influence them. I have found that the careful study of the Acropolis, Pantheon etc. cannot quite make up for the more personal influences. One such influence was the Rose house and Pavillion by James Speyer and David Haid, Chicago, [...]

Textured Concrete

I saw this the other day on a car park in Knightsbridge. Undoubtedly helped by the golden winter sun but still the possibilities of textured concrete seem very interesting again. Perhaps the reason I am so surprised by finding this concrete stimulating and inspiring is because it is typical of the 60’s car parks and [...]