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Image of the Week: Civil Justice Centre from FOTOFACADE BLOG

| architects, architecture, architecture critic, buildings, modern architecture, modern buildings, new buildings, skyscraper | June 03, 2009

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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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After working at various design practices on a full-time and freelance basis, and starting his own design firm, David McFadden saw that there was a gap to be filled in the industry. In 1984, he created an expansive hub for architects and hiring firms to sync up, complete projects, and mutually benefit. That hub was Consulting For Architects Inc., which enabled architects to find meaningful design work, while freeing hiring firms from tedious hiring-firing cycles. This departure from the traditional, more rigid style of employer-employee relations was just what the industry needed - flexibility and adaption to modern work circumstances. David has successfully advised his clients through the trials and tribulations of four recessions – the early 80’s, the early 90’s, the early 2000’s, and the Great Recession of 2007.

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