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Edinburgh Buildings

Posted by on January 8, 2022 – 12:22 pm

Edinburgh Buildings

The King s Buildings site is located on the south side of the city, approximately three miles from the centre of Edinburgh and can be accessed by car. The address of the King s Buildings is: West Mains Road, Edinburgh, EH9 3JG. Plan your car journey To plan your route to the University, you could use the AA or RAC Route Planner All you need to do it type in your origin and destination. Postcode details of University buildings are available from the University s Campus maps. Parking at the King s Buildings A number of University car parks are located…

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Royal College of Architecture

Posted by on December 23, 2021 – 12:00 pm

Royal College of Architecture

In 1958, the RCP bought Someries House in Regent’s Park with the intention of it being the site of a new headquarters. The house had been designed by John Nash (1752–1835) and sustained bomb damage during World War II. The Crown Estate Commissioners had no objection to its demolition, as long as the new building harmonised with the Regency architecture of the adjoining terraces and villas. The RCP president at the time, Sir Robert Platt (1900–1978), approached Sir John Summerson for advice on finding a suitable architect. Summerson, the curator…

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Architecture Extension

Posted by on November 30, 2021 – 03:01 am

Architecture Extension

Today at Hot Chips in Cupertino, I had the opportunity to present the latest update to our ARMv8-A architecture, known as the Scalable Vector Extension or SVE. Before going into the technical details, key points about ARMv8-A SVE are: ARM is significantly extending the vector processing capabilities associated with AArch64 (64-bit) execution in the ARM architecture, now and into the future, enabling implementation choices for vector lengths that scale from 128 to 2048 bits. High Performance Scientific Compute provides an excellent focus for the…

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Glass building London

Posted by on November 22, 2021 – 02:52 am

Glass building London

London’s skyline has a new addition this week: the Walkie Scorchie. Joining the crowded group of glass protrusions, such as the Shard, the Gherkin, and the Cheesegrater, is 20 Fenchurch Street, which had previously been known as the Walkie Talkie, on account of it looking vaguely like a gigantic two-way radio. But the 37-storey office block, due to be completed next year, has gained a new sinister reputation: the death ray, the fryscraper, the Walkie Scorchie. Its south-facing concave facade conspires to concentrate and reflect the sun’s rays into…

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British Victorian Architecture

Posted by on November 6, 2021 – 02:41 am

British Victorian Architecture

Though new technology drove innovation in Victorian architecture, nostalgia was its keynote. Past eras were plundered for inspiration. Both watered-down Regency Classicism and the Greek Revival continued after Victoria came to the throne, but as her long reign wore on a battle of the styles developed. The Gothic Revival had a powerful grip on the imaginations of architects between 1855 and 1885. That still left room for a bewildering array of other borrowings from the past. Perhaps national pride encouraged an admiration for the architecture of…

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British Designs

Posted by on May 29, 2021 – 11:39 pm

British Designs

A border terrier and an English pointer admire Drumstick Park by Robert Nicol. Mikael Buck/More Than British designer Dominic Wilcox is a master of the whimsical. His childlike imagination has created inventions such as a stained-glass driverless car and a helmet with a crane that serves cereal. He has brought children’s inventions and imaginary friends to life, and last weekend in London, he created a contemporary art exhibition for dogs. Dogs check out paintings that use a dog-friendly color spectrum palette. A border terrier jumps into a 10-foot…

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Top British Architects

Posted by on November 30, 2020 – 06:14 pm

Top British Architects

Turkishceramics is collaborating with the Architects’ Journal on an exciting new project exploring the life and wider world of Mimar Sinan, with contributions from leading and emerging contemporary architects and expert writers. In November, Turkishceramics and the UK’s leading weekly architectural magazine the Architects’ Journal took a group of British architects to Istanbul and Edirne on a research trip to study the work of Mimar Sinan. The research will result in a book called Sinan: The First Starchitect , with an exhibition to follow in May…

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Typical British House

Posted by on June 15, 2020 – 03:45 pm

Typical British House

Wherever you may go around the world, it’s easy to conclude that if a home has four walls and a ceiling, everything else must be broadly the same. Well, even if that were true (and it’s not) there are still tiny differences between a house on the other side of the world and the house you normally live in that can be quite unsettling the first time you encounter them. So, having conducted extensive research into American and British households (by comparing notes between the traveling experiences of Anglophenia writers) what are the things that are…

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Architecture Modules

Posted by on April 8, 2020 – 02:40 pm

Architecture Modules

The core modules are designed to give you an essential grounding in Building History and other key areas of knowledge and skills. Research skills At the beginning of the first residential course we introduce you to a range of essential research skills. In part, this module is about orientating you amidst the vast range of materials either physically present in Cambridge or available online. In part it is about demonstrating the value of scrupulous scholarship, and apprising you of some of the key sources for Building History, and the methods and…

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London must visit

Posted by on February 20, 2020 – 02:07 pm

London must visit

With a city filled with so many sights to see and places to go, it’s hard to find time to do everything so we’ve made it simple for you; just make sure you’ve done the Top 10 Don’t Leave Until… and you’ll return home with a true sense of London. 2. Spot the six ravens at the tower The Tower of London is one of the most iconic landmarks in the capital. As well as the Beefeaters and Crown Jewels, see if you can count the six legendary ravens that are said to guard to tower and court from ruin. 3. See a West End show There’s plenty of things to do…

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