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Blog Profile / Continuity in Architecture


URL :http://www.msa.mmu.ac.uk/continuity/
Filed Under:Construction / Architecture
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Archived Since:April 5, 2008

Blog Post Archive

Addition and Subtraction

Letterfrack concept sketch RIBA Gold Medal winner, Sheila O’Donnell made an inspiring address to the Manchester School of Architecture as her delayed contribution to the Sinister Dialogues Symposium. She admitted that the title was the wrong way round; the process of design employed by the practice... (more...)

Sinister Dialogues

Sinister Dialogues: an international symposium held on 25th September 2014 at the Manchester School of Architecture.   This ongoing project is an examination of how an uncomfortable, terrible or destructive past of a structure can be negotiated though building reuse. Sinister Dialogues examines the... (more...)

Projects in Grange and Venice

We’ve finished another extraordinarily rewarding year with our fine thirty-plus students on the 2013-14 MArch course. Under the umbrella title of ‘Littoral Inspirations: Encounters with the Lagoon’, Year 5 studied Grange-over-Sands in the South Lakes, while Year 6 engaged with an... (more...)

Model Making

It is good to see the CiA students making full use of the university facilities, here is a link to the workshop site which details their process of construction (more...)

Procession to Preston Bus Station

Despite the wind and the rain, the procession through the centre of Preston, from the Corn Exchange, into the Flag Market and onto the Bus station was an unforgettable experience, and in what was an extraordinary piece of luck, the sun came out just as the procession reached the Bus Station itself.... (more...)

Procession to Celebrate Preston Bus Station 2nd November 2013

  Preston Bus Station has been listed, but this doesn’t mean that it’s future is secure and that we can forget about it. Great care needs to be taken when considering its future. The building could still be demolished if the council finds the right buyer for the [...] (more...)

Adaptable Modernism

It is very sad to see that the demolition of the Sports Centre in Grange-over-Sands is about to begin. The building is/was one of a number of sports facilities that Hodder Associates created, all of which expressed a connection with context, combined with an empathy with the needs of the user. The... (more...)

HAULuP: Heritage and Architecture of Urban Landscape under Production

 Continuity in Architecture have just returned from the 2013 Heritage and Architecture of Urban Landscape under Productions Workshop. This international project, which was based at the Università Iuav di Venezia (IUAV), was [...] (more...)

Preston Bus Station

  It is with great delight the Continuity in Architecture can confirm that Preston Bus Station has been granted Grade 2 listed status. CiA have, with Gate 81, actively supported the campaign to enjoy the building, and we hope that this will mean that we can take delight [...] (more...)

LITTORAL INSPIRATIONS: ENCOUNTERS WITH THE LAGOON

Architecture can facilitate the exploration of identity through the examination of the specificity of the context in which it is embedded. The constructed environment is often charged with narrative content, certain elements come to the fore, while others are more modest, more unassuming, but no... (more...)

Preston Interrotta

“Preston has a picturesqueness of outline and a suggestion of spaciousness from a distance which distinguish it from most Lancashire cotton towns.”1 The Twenty-First Century city is a combination of two different ideas; the traditional city of streets and squares, and the modern city of isolated... (more...)

Architecture professors folding, stapling, singing

Architecture professors folding, stapling, singing. IUAV, Venice, 2010 from Dominic Roberts on Vimeo. IUAV, Venice, 2010 (more...)

BDP Architects to Host Charrette to discuss the Urban Implications of Preston Bus Station

  In December 2012 Preston City Council voted ‘in principle’ to demolish Preston Bus Station and replace it with a surface car park. This building is a major cultural landmark and it should be preserved and creatively adapted to serve the city. It could act as a key [...] (more...)

If on a Winter’s Night a Traveller…

Projects in Cartmel and Venice This year we have studied two locations, one home and one away. Both have a direct connection with sanctuary and with water. It is fabled that Cartmel Priory was founded in a place where fresh water flowed in opposite directions, and Venice, for [...] (more...)

Gate 81 Preston Bus Station

The Gate 81 project hacklab/workshop/charette has been arranged for May 2013. Link: Gate 81 Hacklab Email for info@gate81.com if you are interested in taking part. (more...)

Scottish Ballet Headquarters

Recently CiA were honoured to receive a guided tour the Scottish Ballet Head Quarters in Glasgow, by the project architect, Clive Albert of Malcolm Fraser Architects. The building shares an entrance with the Tramway Gallery, and we although we had been warned about the inauspicious entrance, as... (more...)

FORGOTTEN SPACES

Continuity in Architecture is almost twenty years old. It is something that we would like to celebrate and we fully intend to mark the occasion with some sort of jamboree or other such event. Look out for further posts. Over the years we have conducted projects in many [...] (more...)

Gate 81: Projects at the University in Antwerp

ANTWERP INTERRUPTED Link to student projects  “…I would say that even in historic times documents are not always available, and buildings (monuments, vernacular constructions and public works) are themselves important texts, often providing the first and most lasting impression of a [...] (more...)

Preston Bus Station fights for life

All our Preston Bus Station posts. The demolition vote is being held by Preston City Council on Monday 17th December. The Council’s background documentation is here … Including costings and rejected urban design proposals. (more...)

The Bosphorus

The silhouette of Istanbul, sailing West on the Bosphorus towards the bridge connecting Europe and Asia. (more...)

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