Monday, 4 August 2014

St Paul's Cathedral / Luke

St Paul’s Cathedral, Chancel Addition

The first thing I really liked were the tall slots of glass that open up the chancel wall, allowing light to shine on the older stonework.  I also liked the unpainted block work and the textured concrete surfaces, which Michael Findlay states in ‘Long Live the Modern’ that it is representative of the materials and technologies of the time it was originally built. It is built from re-enforced concrete and cast cement blocks, which allow it to match the vertical volume of the original stone-vaulted building. After seeing St Paul’s Cathedral, I can see that Ted McCoy’s work takes direction from the old building but kinda’ reinterprets it by taking a modernist approach.

(Photo's to come)


(I'm killin' it yo)

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