Archinect - News 2017-08-19T14:57:35-04:00 A milkman's drawings capture Bristol through 8 decades Julia Ingalls 2016-06-02T16:38:00-04:00 >2016-06-04T20:39:51-04:00 <img src="" width="650" height="470" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>[Garth England's] extraordinary drawings, made in Hengrove Lodge care home between 2006 and 2013 and published in a beautiful book called Murdered with Straight Lines, capture the changing city through the eyes of this post-war everyman. Born in Bristol general hospital in 1935, England spent most of his 79 years in the city&rsquo;s suburban south: in Knowle West, Hengrove, Bedminster and Totterdown...</p></em><br /><br /><p>The essence of a city isn't just contained in its physical brick and mortar, but in the memory of its denizens. Garth England, who managed to see virtually every type of structure in <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bristol</a> in his work as a milk delivery man, began to draw his artistic recollections while in a retirement home, many of which are not only of historical architectural value, but incorporate stories of how certain objects and structures played a role in daily, intimate life:</p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p>As the piece notes, <em>&ldquo;There is something very truthful to Bristol&rsquo;s suburban development in the details, almost like a social history,&rdquo; says architectural historian Andrew Foyle, who lives in south Bristol. &ldquo;What struck me was how extraordinarily accurate to specific houses a lot of Garth&rsquo;s work is. If you put the Grange at 258 Wells Road, Knowle&nbsp;into Google Maps, for example, you can see he&rsquo;s completely there.&rdquo;"</em></p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p>For more on the intersection between art and architecture, check out these original Archinect features:</p><ul><li><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">paraSITE: the bandage...</a></li></ul> New public artwork gathers 10,000 tree species spanning the history of the planet Ellen Hancock 2016-05-13T11:42:00-04:00 >2016-05-13T19:49:01-04:00 <img src="" width="650" height="433" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Th University of Bristol has revealed a new public artwork to mark the opening of the University's new Life Sciences building. After three years research, over 10,00 unique tree species have been gathered from across the planet.&nbsp;</p><p>The sculptural pavilion is a collaboration between the artist Katie Paterson and the architects Zeller &amp; Moye.&nbsp;</p><p><strong>Katie Paterson recalls:</strong><em>&ldquo;Some samples are incredibly rare&ndash;fossils of unfathomable age, and fantastical&nbsp;trees such as&nbsp;Cedar of Lebanon, the Phoenix Palm,and the&nbsp;Methuselah tree thought to be one of the oldest&nbsp;trees in the World at 4,&nbsp;847 years of age,&nbsp;as well as a&nbsp;railroad tie&nbsp;taken from the Panama Canal Railway,&nbsp;which claimed the lives of between 5,000 to 10,000 workers over its 50 year construction and&nbsp;wood is&nbsp;salvaged from the remnants of the iconic Atlantic city boardwalk devastated by hurricane Sandy in 2012.&rdquo;</em></p><p>The artwork will be&nbsp;permanently&nbsp;sited in the historic Royal Fort Gardens in&nbsp;Bristol.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p>... Shortlist announced for UK's top museum prize Ellen Hancock 2016-05-09T10:27:00-04:00 >2016-05-18T23:28:44-04:00 <img src="" width="620" height="415" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The Art Fund&rsquo;s Museum of the Year shortlist was announced...with Bristol&rsquo;s Arnolfini; the Bethlem Museum of the Mind in south London; Jupiter Artland near Edinburgh; London&rsquo;s Victoria and Albert Museum (V&amp;A) and the York Art Gallery in the north of England being nominated for the &pound;100,000 prize.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Relating articles:</p><ul><li><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">The price of keeping Britain's 'Downton Abbeys' from crumbling</a></li><li><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">V&amp;A East project update</a></li><li><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Utopian dreams; London's first Design Biennale reveals its opening theme</a></li></ul> Bristol's architect mayor wants the city to be a 'laboratory for change' Archinect 2013-01-21T14:11:00-05:00 >2013-01-29T09:28:24-05:00 <img src="" width="460" height="276" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>"I'm going to be intolerant of bad architecture," he says, describing how the former head of planning was a highways engineer who "let anything and everything through &ndash; including office blocks stacked on top of multistorey car parks. "My idea of good architecture is about creating place. It's not about providing glitzy iconic buildings, competing one against the other, but how we use the best of what we've got."</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" ""> <html><head><meta></head></html> SPACEPLATES Greenhouse Bristol by N55 + Anne Romme Alexander Walter 2012-05-25T19:54:00-04:00 >2012-05-26T15:32:02-04:00 <img src="" width="650" height="487" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>We have received images of the fascinating project, SPACEPLATES Greenhouse Bristol, a class room and growing space for the horticulture students and their teachers at the South Bristol Skills Academy in Bristol, UK. The project is a collaboration of Danish artists' group N55 with Copenhagen architect Anne Romme.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" ""> <html><head><meta></head></html>