London’s National Literacy Trust has joined with the UK’s leading producer of mass participation public art events Wild in Art to transform London’s landscape into an interactive, artistic literary playground. The project strings together trails of unique, custom-made benches that are shaped and painted as some of the most famous and beloved books of London’s rich and enduring literary heritage to promote literacy and the joy of reading.
While we usually consider it to be cold and damp underground, the train tunnels in Europe are a different story. Heat from the train’s engines, brakes and crowds warms the tunnels and continuously escapes through the exits. In November this year the Islington Council announced it will be channeling this lost heat to nearby homes through the Celsius project.
Although they were from different eras, European architects John Soane and Le Corbusier were both innovators in the art of light manipulation. Both considered windows not just as a frame for impending views, but also as tools to carefully define the mood of the adjoining room.
Known for preserving classical ambiance in their contemporary designs, London-based firm 6a Architects has completed the Tree House as a characteristic encore to their respectable re-restoration of the Romney House.