Compare and contrast the development of architectural styles seen in todayâ€™s London skyline
Define and understand the question. What are you being asked to do? Â—ď‚—â€Ż We are being asked to compare the modern and
historical aspects of architecture in London. We are also being asking to look more into the contrast in shapes and height.
Is style and height a controversial issue? What are peoples opinions of contrasting styles? Does classical sit well with modern style? Form and function debate
Function Follows Form: Rethinking the ‘Function’ of ‘Form’ in Architecture
“There is… a well-defined difference between the magical and the scientific imitation of life. The former copies external appearances; the latter is concerned with performance and behavior.” - Grey Walter, The Living Brain, p. 115
People opinions on the London Shard “Unmissable” “Unmissable in the skyline and an unmissable treat . Traveled on a Tuesday as our anniversary present to ourselves . Did not book tickets just strolled up payed £60 for two of us . Walked thru.... In the two lifts and bam there is the second best city in the world below u ( LA rules ) ! Not crowded , friendly staff all willing to answer questions and take your picture . You can them walk up to the outside area . It's breathtaking . Ok there are pictures of yourselves they want u to buy , but just say no .... The gift shop has some cool stuff actually. We loved the whole thing and there is a Starbucks right outside . Forget the London eye u need to do this .” – written by a London tourist
Published on Sep 26, 2013