Archinect - News 2017-08-22T03:43:17-04:00 The big metal roof is coming home Nam Henderson 2012-03-22T17:02:00-04:00 >2012-03-26T08:56:44-04:00 <img src="" width="400" height="441" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Big metal roofs speak of confidence and boldness and of the time of this country's greatest industrial might...It manages to be futuristic and nostalgic at once; the concept may be pushing two centuries old, but the likes of Foster and Rogers still present it as the acme of modernity.</p></em><br /><br /><p> Rowan Moore reviews the new concourse at King's Cross station, designed by John McAslan and Partners which sits between King's Cross and the recently renovated St Pancras station next door.</p> Constructive criticism: the week in architecture Alexander Walter 2011-08-12T16:03:54-04:00 >2011-08-12T16:44:55-04:00 <img src="" width="460" height="276" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>In a week dominated by images of buildings burning to the ground, there have been at least a few people out there still building the things. The press was granted a preview of King's Cross station's new concourse, ahead of its opening in time for the Olympics next year. Designed by architect John McAslan, it is a majestically conceived space which stands alongside the Grade 1-listed sheds and replaces the cramped and grotty 1960s extension that currently serves as the station's entrance.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" ""> <html><head><meta></head></html>