Image of the Week: Civil Justice Centre from FOTOFACADE BLOG

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Image of the Week: Civil Justice Centre from FOTOFACADE BLOG

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By Andy Marshall

June 3, 2009

I have to admit: I run hot and cold with the Civil Justice Centre in Manchester by Denton Corker Marshall (2007) – but my constant walkabouts around Manchester remind me of its dynamic ability to make its presence felt in the cityscape.  New buildings make fresh vistas.  I will leave you with some words from John Jeffay Picture Editor of the Manchester Evening News on this pic:

“Some sort of mistake? No, the architect did it because he/she could. The result is compelling, in an odd kind of gravity-defying way, although I’m not sure I’d like to work in the overhang bit.  This image, of Manchester’s new Civil Justice Centre, is borrowed from flickr.com.  Architectural photography a curious thing. Does the architect deserve the credit, or the photographer? Dunno.

Anyway, what I like about this picture is the way the photographer has highlighted the absurd sticky-out bit and chosen an angle that gives it a good clear outline. There’s enough of the rest of the building to give it context, but it still works on an abstract level. Perspective is everything”


The rest of the article via Manchester News

Andy Marshall is an architectural photographer and commentator – more from FOTOFACADE here

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