Blog Profile / Continuity in Architecture

Filed Under:Construction / Architecture
Posts on Regator:106
Posts / Week:0.2
Archived Since:April 5, 2008

Blog Post Archive

The Way We Live Now

Symposium: March 9th 2017, 2-6pm Benzie Lecture Theatre (403) – Manchester School of Architecture The nature of the home has, over the last generation, radically changed. We are no longer able to live or even desire to live in comfortable three bedroom homes with small gardens and parking for... (more...)

The Atrium

Dining Hall, Trinity College, Dublin: De Blacam and Meagher       The interior of the Dining Hall at Trinity College in Dublin was severely damaged by fire in 1984. The exterior of the rather neat classical building built in 1760 by Hugh Darley survived relatively unscathed, and much of the... (more...)


Title: Discharge/Recharge Location: Bergkamen, Germany Former Function: Apartment Block Date: 2013 Architect: Office for Subversive Architecture / Christoph Rodatz Buildings are often taciturn; they can be secretive, reticent and unforthcoming. They can be solid and impenetrable and it can be... (more...)

Hasselt University – Faculty of Law: NoA Architecten

        Any understanding of the past is determined by the manner in which the information about the pervious age is interpreted. All histories are partial; all contain an act of translation or decoding. It is impossible for the historian to provide anything other than their own opinion; that is,... (more...)

The Factory by Ricardo Bofill 1975

                         The Modernist adage that Form Follows Function does not generally apply to building reuse projects. The form of the building already exists; the spaces are defined, the walls are in position, the roof is place and the relationship between these elements and the …... (more...)

Time and Context

Symposium hosted by Continuity in Architecture Tuesday March 8th at 2pm in the Benzie Lecture Theatre,                   Manchester School of Architecture All histories are important and all narratives are viable and relevant; the basis of historical existence is no longer seen as a sequence of... (more...)

Oddments and Epigrams

 Interventions in Bollington Continuity in Architecture and Bollington Arts Centre are pleased to present: Oddments and Epigrams. An exhibition showcasing work undertaken in Bollington by postgraduate students at the Manchester School of Architecture. For the past few months, the college has been... (more...)

On Retaining Walls: Projects completed 2014-15

The re-use of any architectural site, whether it be cleared and empty or still possessing the elements of previous occupation, creates a direct connection with the past. This adaptation of the existing situation is a strategy that establishes an explicit relationship with history and context, not... (more...)

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...)


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...)

Copyright © 2015 Regator, LLC