London

13th July - 19th July

Centre Pomidou  butte Montmartre summit
Centre Pompidou Facade
Centre Pompidou Facade Services
Centre Pompidou Structure

Centre Pompidou

Richard Rodgers & Renzo Piano

19-7-19

Centre Pompidou Elevation sketch
Centre Pompidou Details large scae
Centre Pompidou Details sketch small scale
Centre Pompidou Lvl 4 Gallery Thoroughfare
Centre Pompidou Lvl 2 Library

Spanning Floor Trusses Study

Urban Sketching Site 1
Urban Sketching Site 2
Urban Sketching Site 3

Urban Sketchers Syposium: Amsterdam

25-7-19

When a friendly hello from another guest at my hostel led to the discovery an Urban Sketching Symposium within the city! These sketches were produced whilst touring the town with my new friend Jacob and a legion of other passionate sketches. With quick pace and performed standing in these sketches I tried to capture the ‘essence’ of each scene.

 

https://www.royaltalens.com/about-us/news/2019/07/urban-sketch-symposium/

 

Find ‘jam_397’ on Instagram to witness the early works of the future master ‘Jacob of the Bauhaus’

URBAN Sketing Symposium #2
URBAN Sketing Symposium Sketch #1
Beurs Van Berlage from the Amsterdam Centre Station
Beurs Van Berlage External Entries and Ornamentation

Beurs Van Berlage

Hendrik Petrus Berlage.

27-7-19

Capping the Damrak at the centre of city commands the peculiar  ‘Beurs van Berlage’ of Hendrik Petrus Berlage. A stock exchange which the architect subvertly designed as a ‘community house’ expecting the economies demise as a strict socialist.

 

Gazing at its principle façade from across the river, its asymmetry, syncopated fenestration and collection of square, pointed and octagonal towers make the building particularly difficult to assign to singular style. The architect drawing inspiration from the many competing movements of his city in a very early example of eclecticism.

Beurs Van Berlage Internal Foyer Ceiling
Beurs Van Berlage worms eye perspective
Beurs Van Berlage Aperture Elevation and Section
Conservatorium Van Amsterdam

Conservatorium van Amsterdam

27-7-19

The incredible irredescant facade of the Conservatorium Van Amsterdam. Spotted whilst viewing its neighbouring OBA Library

Iridescencant Facade

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The Nemo Science Museum

Renzo Piano

27-7-19

Nemo Science Musuem
Nemo Science Musuem Principle Facade
Nemo Science Musuem Underpass
Nemo Science Musuem Roof Entry.JPG
Van Gogh Museum

Vincent Van Gogh Museum

Gerrit Rietveld & Kisho Kurokawa

27-7-19

Left, the Rietveld Building of Gerrit Rietveld, principle member of the Dutch De Stilg and prominent member of the Bauhaus. Right, the Kurokawa Wing of Kisho Kurokawa, a leading Japanese architect and founding member of the Metabolist movement.

Concrete to metal, symmetry to asymmetry, industrial to environmental. Despite such binary oppositions these two buildings harmonize in unexpected but delightful unity as if channelling the complexities of its celebrated artist.

Van Gogh Museum perspective
The Eye Film Museum
The Eye Film Museum

EYE - New Dutch film Institute

Delugan Meissl Associated Architects

29-7-19

Left, the Rietveld Building of Gerrit Rietveld, principle member of the Dutch De Stilg and prominent member of the Bauhaus. Right, the Kurokawa Wing of Kisho Kurokawa, a leading Japanese architect and founding member of the Metabolist movement.

Concrete to metal, symmetry to asymmetry, industrial to environmental. Despite such binary oppositions these two buildings harmonize in unexpected but delightful unity as if channelling the complexities of its celebrated artist.

Eye Museum Internal Perspective
Canal Row Houses

Canal Homes

28-7-19

The celebrated canal  homes seemed to lack a common  floor datum which  attributed to their quirky aesthetic cementing their popularity today. I found the decorative gables of particular interest which seemed to conform to an established collection of designs.

Canal House Street Elevation
Anchor Plates

'Anchor Plates'

So long confused of that these ornamental features were, a chance conversation with a friendly resident revealed them to be anchor plates - improving the buildings structural rigidity on its water logged foundations

Cinema Tuschinski

Pathé Tuschinski

29-7-19

Amsterdam to Rome

30-7-19