Things to do in Paris ⋕1: Go to Lyon

This Monday I did “le pont”, which is when French employers give their staff an extra day off between the weekend and a bank holiday, in this case, on a…

Reducing electricity consumption in homes to become as addictive as checking your blogstats?

The UK government has recently passed new legislation requiring electricity suppliers to fit free real time electricity price monitors in homes in a plan to massively reduce electricity consommation in…

Pre-‘fab’ wooden house in Hackney

Over the last few days the way we live, architechnophilia, and inhabit have all been covering a new pre-fab wooden house in Hackney designed by David Adjaye. Pre-fab does exactly…

Fischli and Weiss at the Musée d’art moderne de la ville de Paris

    Last night I went to the brilliant and rather amusing Fischli and Weiss exhibition “Flowers and Questions” at the Musée d’art moderne de la ville de Paris. To…

Can’t get enough of Calatrava, Hertzog and De Meuron

Two articles on the way we live caught my attention… Since my final year project is well and truly rooted in the domain of tall buildings, I was interested by…

God’s architect: Saint Antonio Gaudi?

Thanks for Mary for finding this article about the camapaign to confer sainthood upon architect Antonio Gaudi, creator of my favourite building site in the world: La Sacrada Familia in…

Presidentials

There has been an obvious lack of posts on this site for some time now.  I would like to be able to say that the reason for this is the…

Pigeon sympathy now out of fashion

It is possible that in my previous post I may have shown some sympathy toward pigeonkind.  Well, all that is over with, as this afternoon, one of their number disposed…

Birds of a feather mourn together

I noticed this dead pigeon at the bottom of the Rue de Faubourg St Denis.  It was surrounded by several other pigeons who were just staring at it.  Then, one…

Flying the TGV from Paris to Strasbourg

It’s not just about the trains.  It’s about the track, the gentle curves, the tunnels, the soaring bridges… click this link to fly the route of the TGV Est Européen…