Tag: architecture

Central Library for and against

My highlighting: The Twentieth Century Society: “The Twentieth Century Society is tremendously disappointed by the Minister’s decision not to follow the advice of her advisers and list Birmingham Central Library. EH advice on listing is not often overturned and this…

Culture Minister to go against English Heritage advice

"Hodge is expected to turn down Birmingham’s library for listed status within the next few days. Resembling an inverted ziggurat temple, the building was designed by John Madin in the 1970s and is one of the city’s key modernist structures."…

Library Building

Birmingham timelapse from 7inch cinema on Vimeo. “a selection of images taken by amateur photographer Derek Fairbrother from the same spot in Birmingham’s Chamberlain square between 1963 and 1986. We’ve [7 inch cinema] just compiled them for a new exhibition…

Friday Photo by Karen Strunks

  This beautiful building on Oozells Square, just off Broad Street,  was originally a Victorian boarding school.  At other points it became a college and then a furniture store for Birmingham City Council. It was all set for demolition in…

Friday Photo by Karen Strunks

He’s a beauty isn’t he? Baskerville House. 71 years old, you know. Built on the former home of John Baskerville, printer and typographer. It’s now home to modern day office space. And an underground gym I believe. I waited an age…

Bathe your eyes

Beautiful set of pics from inside Moseley Road Baths from this weekend’s Birmingham Flickr meet. They’re the work of Emma Jones,  who has certainly developed an attachment to the building: it’s in a dreadful state. There seem to be a…