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Registration is now open for the big Ecobuild exhibition at London’s ExCeL. This is in Canary Wharf and is a very interesting place to visit. Dates are Tuesday 01 March to Thursday 03 March 2011. There are 1300 exhibitors, all sorts and sizes, since everyone does green certified materials and processes these days. This is […]

There is a plan afoot to convert Riley’s snooker hall (once Jesters) on the corner of Wimbledon Park Road and Pirbright Road, Southfields London SW18, into a cinema. Which it was originally. Having been inside, it is a great building, proper full height ceiling and wasted as a snooker hall. Unless the vast space was […]

The public can get a look at the new US Embassy to be built in Wandsworth London. It is at NLA (New London Architecture – a front for The Building Centre a Council and commercially sponsored educational body for building and DIY). Go to The Building Centre, 26 Store Street, London WC1E 7BT, between Friday […]

World’s biggest event for sustainable green building, DIY, architecture, and living. 2 – 4 March 2010 at Earls Court London. Ecobuild has: 100 free seminars 1000 suppliers’ stands Conference with famous people Speakers include Joan Ruddock, lots more Cityscape & Ecobuild Installer – for builders, DIY fans and developers Commentators at Ecobuild Arena Sponsored by […]

Had some feedback from the blog about the closure of the Albert Bridge. So here is a full list of all bridges from Hampton Court in Surrey (near London) to the Thames estuary (and out to the rest of the world). Inland – the first bridge is the A433 at Thameshead Lots of small bridges […]

01 Oct, 2009

Albert Bridge London closed 2010-2011

Posted by: Geoff Davis In: architecture|Bridges|Planning|Roads

This will disrupt the usually just about OK traffic around south and central London. Traffic will be diverted to Chelsea and Battersea bridges. These are in the order CAB going upriver (towards the west – Chelsea, Albert, Battersea bridges – Battersea is the small one with lanterns and no fancy superstructure). Then WPH (Wandsworth, Putney, […]

Poke about in other people’s homes for free. This is the weekend when you can ‘discover how great buildings shape our lives’. Whatever that means. “Transform, imagination, minds, capture, organisation, language, visionary, investment…” all the usual stuff in the blurbs they send out. Still interesting despite the best attempts to make it totally boring. Check […]

Visited the Serpentine in Hyde Park London today, the Pavilion is worth a visit. Basically a mirrored outdoor roof supported by long poles, there is also an extended roof that flows down to the ground, or near it, resembling an airplane wing. Very shiny mirrored surface which makes for circus trick mirror effects. It is […]


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