August 24th, 2012
For the POI file we need four columns long | lat | name | description
With the help of Adrian Short I’ve created a new file for 2012 which you can download from the link below:-
I’ve tested it on my Garmin Nuvi 250W and it works fine.
If you want to improve it, and know the exact locations of the buildings listed, then you can use the online POI editor at http://garmin.gps-data-team.com/extra/ and reset the inaccurate locations. On saving the file, columns C and D will be merged and must be separated before reloading it to the satnav.
If you want somewhere to eat and drink while you are walking the streets of London looking at buildings then I can recommend J D Wetherspoon and their TomTom and Garmin files are here:-
September 19th, 2011
Sunday afternoon, the 159 from Brixton tube station and a 15 minute bus ride takes you to the bus garage beside which stands Pullman Court.
August 20th, 2011
During a week in London while looking at Lubetkin’s buildings this one came round on a rather soggy Saturday afternoon, the large windows proving a delight in the face of modern housing design that prefers to keeps its owners in the dark.
From Here to Modernity – Part One
More photos at my Flickr page:-
Modern Architecture has photos and floor plans here:-
Architects Journal Buildings Library
August 16th, 2011
October 6th, 2010
While at Dawson Heights back in the summer I took a series of photographs of the London skyline which were then stitched together with the free software that Canon provide with the Ixus 95. The two links are below:-
Download panorama small 2.72Mb
Download panorama large 10.16Mb
Sorry they’re not that sharp. I have since discovered that the DSLR is a vastly different beast to the compact digital camera and that exercise above needs repeating with a decent camera, on a tripod. If you beat me to it please get in touch with a link to your panorama and I’ll post it here.
If you doubt the difference between a compact digital camera and a DSLR then look at the photograph above. I took the lower one with my Canon Ixus 95 and a friend took the upper one with her DSLR in bright sunlight. Even allowing for the difference in illumination (hers was better lit), that does not account for the lack of clarity in mine.
Now imagine what a Dawson Heights panorama would look like taken with a DSLR, and how big the resulting file would be.
You may wish to read my article about the development here http://www.singleaspect.org.uk/?p=3141
August 27th, 2010
Made famous by The Bill on location, designed by Neave Brown under Sydney Cook as part of Cook’s Camden, and well known as one of a series of Modernist housing estates across London, Alexandra Road stands as a landmark both literally and metaphorically in the history of post war housing.
July 24th, 2010
July 17th, 2010
Note: I am aware that structural engineers and others read this article so for the avoidance of doubt I wish to make it clear that I am not a structural engineer and that therefore my comments about the strength of the balcony and the structure in general are my own personal opinion and not based on any scientific study. No I don’t like the look of the balconies and I do think the fire escape is flimsy but that’s just my impression, go there and judge for yourself.
‘DKH’ is a new build, private housing development with 19 apartments creating a beacon housing scheme utilising timber louvres, mesh panelling and stone gabions, RIBA Award Winner 2008, John Smart Architects 2007.
From Open House Brochure 2009 p.54 Southwark
SSE elevation from Dog Kennel Hill
All fur coat . . . . .
July 17th, 2010
What follows are my personal opinions and do not necessarily reflect the views of the C20th society
Dawson Heights. Architect Kate Macintosh here seen revisiting the building she designed in the 1960s.
Great lady, great building, . . . today the C20th Society went on a tour of buildings in South London culminating with Dawson Heights
October 17th, 2009
A pleasant afternoon spent walking around an estate in North West London with the C20th Society, not far from the RAF Museum and the Met Police training centre. An estate due to be largely (75%) demolished and rebuilt owing to problems of anti social behaviour.
We were shown the plans on an exhibition board in the library foyer.
Photos on Flickr