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By Ken Allinson

ISBN-10: 0750668741

ISBN-13: 9780750668743

London is a residing architectural exhibition. this useful pocket guide:* aids navigation of the city's maximum attractions with a transparent map-based layout* gains greater than 260 structures, with complete notes and references* presents an excellent complete color photographic list of the capitalLondon's modern structure is a pragmatic and hugely illustrated consultant to the easiest smooth structures. Now in its fourth version, this location-based ebook has been absolutely up-to-date to hide the most recent additions to the London skyline.This advisor seems to be at London district via district. It identifies the constructions such a lot worthy traveling and gives crucial information regarding the chosen architectural gemstones. choked with attention-grabbing informative observation and necessary place maps, it is usually examples of London's finer older constructions which are discovered with reference to the major modern websites. * Explores greater than 260 of London's key glossy constructions in complete color* transparent map established layout offers a journey of the town* offers a simple to exploit advisor to extend your wisdom of London's structure

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Wherever possible, this is exposed so that it can play a role in providing thermal inertia. This allows night-time cooling and so reduces the peak heat gain / cooling issue during office hours (when computers and lights are heating the place up). These spaces are serviced by a deep plenum computer floor — into which fresh air is pumped — and by a ceiling level light beam / chilled beam fitting that obviates the need for the dreaded suspended ceiling. It also means the architects could provide a coved section to the ceiling soffit (to reflect light).

41 The City 1 Moor Lane, EC2 Sir Denys Lasdun, Peter Softley & Partners, 1991 Tube: Barbican 38 Milton Gate Like the National Theatre, Milton Gate betrays Denys Lasdun’s fascination with diagonals and castles, as well as a peculiar lack of interest in entrances. m. office building, cut by a diagonal route leading into an inner atrium, the exterior being entirely clad in green, double-walled glazing. It might be an intriguing technical and aesthetic exercise with both literal and metaphorical ‘green’ ambitions, but the design fails to appreciate the message it sends out: corporate defensiveness easily engenders a consequent sense of alienation.

His baroque wedding cake, designed as the managerial home of the PLA, stands high and proud, looking over the former, busy but troubled dock areas, as if its imperialist bombast might bear upon the workers even as its massing proudly welcomed ships into the Pool of London beneath the Tower of London. Neptune looks down upon the scene from his niche on high and the street level offers ‘grand manner’ gestures that are attractively urbane in scale. A touch of that imperialist bombast still exists on an upper level in this building; a suite of ornate executive dining and meeting rooms which remind one of how some people lived in the City until comparatively recently.

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