Wonders & Blunders

  • Serpentine Sackler Gallery
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    Wonders & blunders with Gill Parker

    2014-09-12T06:00:00Z

    London resident Gill Parker thrills to the Sackler Gallery’s contemporary spirit but is less than charmed by a sixties housing estate that has ghettoised its residents

  • Florey building, Oxford
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    Wonders and blunders with Nicola Rutt

    2014-06-13T06:00:00Z

    Nicola Rutt finds Oxford University’s Florey Building ‘brave and beautiful’, but thinks more recent student accommodation, Unite’s post-Olympic Stratford development, is ‘overbearing’ and ‘confused’

  • Pimlico wonder
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    Wonders and blunders with Andrew Henriques

    2014-06-03T08:03:00Z

    Andrew Henriques believes that his old school in Pimlico, designed by John Bancroft in the sixties, was a shining example of brutalist architecture. While its replacement is a lesson in ticking boxes

  • Museum of Tel Aviv
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    Wonders & blunders with Félicie Krikler

    2014-05-02T13:56:00Z

    If the Palais des Festivals wasn’t such an overbearing bunker, it might enjoy the amazing views, says Félicie Krikler. Whereas the Museum of the History of Tel Aviv-Yafo is so well composed, it is the view

  • Trellick Tower
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    Wonders and blunders with Carol Bailey

    2014-04-02T08:28:00Z

    Carol Bailey plumps for two council estates which both tried to create a sense of community. One became a crime hotspot; the other a safe and desirable living environment

  • London velodrome
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    Wonders & blunders with David Liddicoat

    2014-03-21T12:31:00Z

    David Liddicoat, a Liddicoat and Goldhill partner, can’t wait to try out the Olympic velodrome but thinks the cycle paths in the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park are a wasted opportunity

  • Casa Batllo
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    Wonders and blunders with Neill Werner

    2014-03-07T12:36:00Z

    Neill Werner is blown away by the organic detailing of Gaudí’s House of Bones, but wonders why Herzog de Meuron had to cut the power at Tate Modern

  • Glasgow Central Station
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    Wonders and blunders with Ken Greig

    2014-02-14T06:00:00Z

    Ken Greig says bringing Glasgow Central station into the heart of the city was a gutsy move, but thinks St Enoch represents all that is wrong with eighties buildings

  • southgate bath
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    Wonders and blunders with Stephen Melville

    2013-12-13T13:31:00Z

    Stephen Melville goes to Moscow for a glimpse of the avant-avant-garde, but closer to home he finds a fine city marred by some retro pastiche

  • pantheon
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    Wonders and blunders with Rob Russell

    2013-12-12T11:43:00Z

    Rob Russell wonders at the world’s largest unreinforced concrete roof, on Rome’s Pantheon, but despairs at Victor Emmanuel’s overbearing altar to egotism