Blog

Home / Blog
Build Tiny Cities with Arckit

Build Tiny Cities with Arckit

Architecture, News
Author: Nick Miners Dublin-based Arckit are launching two new products called Cityscape and Masterplan, which between them open the world of urban planning to would-be architects of all ages. Already well established as a manufacturer of tools for architects, their building sets allow architects, students and enthusiasts to create scale models of their work without having to manually cut and glue components. Their commitment to making architecture accessible to more and more people is reflected their education programme, currently only available in their native Ireland. Now, with Cityscape and Masterplan, they are taking further steps towards opening up the world of architecture to a wider and younger audience. The Kickstarter campaign to raise funds to launch the new products passed its target on 7th June and the first boxes should be reaching backers September…
Read More
Parking Space

Parking Space

Architectural Photography, Art, Brutalist Photography, Modernist Architectural Photography, Photography
Author: Nick Miners Tucked away behind Oxford Street, London's busiest shopping street, is a building that has been attracting a lot of attention from a group of people (myself included) who are fond of posting black and white photographs of 20th Century concrete buildings on Instagram. It's got to the point where it's been photographed so much, it has become almost impossible to find an angle from which at least 10 photographs haven't already been posted online. I'm talking about Welbeck Street Car Park, the now endangered Brutalist masterpiece that is the work of Michael Blampied. With an exterior composed almost entirely of interlocking inverted triangles of concrete, it is unlike anything else in the vicinity, and arguably unlike anything else in London. However its future is uncertain after the recent sale…
Read More