It’s a strange object, to be sure. Is it some kind of warped industrial shed? In a way, yes. It’s Zaha Hadid’s Riverside Museum in Glasgow, the city’s new £74m museum of transport. Built in the postindustrial area of Clydebank at the point where the River Kelvin flows into the Clyde, it is a giant, fluid zigzag of a building.Read more
Can cities be playful? Well, the organisers of the London Festival of Architecture certainly think so as the title for this year’s fortnight of events, exhibitions and happenings is ‘The Playful City’. And with the Olympics looming large on the horizon – both metaphorically and in reality with Anish Kapoor’s Orbit now a landmark of east London – there is no better year to put forward such an idea...Read more
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