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Monday, April 18, 2022

A to Z Blogging Challenge - O


A to Z April (2022) Blogging Challenge


Hello, dear readers!

I’d like to thank you all in advance for stopping by, and I hope that at least a few on my list of remarkable buildings pique your interest as they did mine.

“Design is not a coincidence or a formula, it is a result of human reflection and vision in response to a specific challenge.” ~ Unknown



One Fen Court

Described by the “Guardian” as “a candy-striped miracle in the central London skies.” Eric Parry, the project architect, had in mind to create “a city blockbuilding that speaks to the street.” And indeed, the ground level does present a prominent street presence from the grand entrance featuring an LED ceiling that displays live feed of rooftop views, to the modern retail shops, bank, and HQ offices, the building gets more amazing with every floor. Vertical Terracotta tile-clad pillars accented by i
ridescent horizontal brisesoleil profiles and gleaming strips of dichroic foil produce colorful effects both inside and outside of the building while providing natural light on all four sides. These panels also provide energy-efficient thermal and acoustic insulation which in turn affords maximum year-round comfort within. Further enhancements include a panoramic view of the city, and a free public Skygarden on the rooftop.

I would certainly enjoy a visit. Even the sidewalk view is mesmerizing. Would you go? Have you been?


  1. The iridescent and gleaming strips, producing such colorful effects is so bful!

    Dropping by from a to z

    1. I'd be happy to stare at the building, nevermind shopping ;-)

  2. That is really wild.
    I was going to comment there were no cranes in the photo, but then I saw the second picture and there they are!

  3. Some innovative thinking went into this structure. Innovation is what we need in our times.

    Arlee Bird
    Tossing It Out

    1. I agree. As awesome as this is, we all should be so inspired ;-)

  4. Hi Diedre - I had heard of the roof garden, but hadn't taken in the aspect of the design of the building etc - amazing and yes I'd love to go ... perhaps I'll get there. There's a limit of 200 I note ... but I had a look at The Guardian's article on it.

    Brilliant - thanks for sharing a design from 'London town' - cheers Hilary

    1. Hi Hilary!

      I was delighted to run across such an awesome building - the location was also a bonus ;-)
      Do let me know if you get there. I'd love to hear your thoughts.

    2. Yes - I'm not at all sure when ... but who knows! Cheers Hilary


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