Saturday, October 13, 2007

Albion Riverside

About a mile down the Thames from my flat is this spectacular new residential building, Albion Riverside. It was completed in 2003, designed by Foster and Partners, founded by architect Norman Foster. The firm is responsible for some of the more exciting new buildings in London, including London City Hall, Wembley Arena and 30 St. Mary Axe, popularly known as "The Gherkin."

While the sides of the building are curved, leaning on angled posts,

the front side is rippled, like the surface of the river it faces.

The rear of the building continues to surprise.

1 comment:

Will Finn said...

this is really impressive. nice photos!