Media Tweets by Adrian Pym (@adp40)
The latest media Tweets from Adrian Pym (@adp40). An exciting collection of photographs, classic with an edge. Birmingham, United Kingdom
Beautiful Brutalism – Birmingham
From a post by Sid Langley on the Birmingham Post blogs, a photo that shows just how lovely Central Library could/should/did/can look again without all the
Deconstructing a landmark – Birmingham Central Library
With the current demolition of what was Birmingham’s Central Library, ICE’s Adam Kirkup considers why it was built, and why it’s been demolished after just forty years?
Yours for £500... Birmingham Central Library's unwanted desks for sale on eBay
Furniture designed by architect John Madin pops up on auction site after being removed by clearance firm ahead of demolition
Obituary: John Madin (1924-2012)
Madin was born in Birmingham’s Moseley district in March 1924, and played an influential role in the city’s architecture throughout his career.He went to
Detail, Birmingham Central Library
(Concrete is strongly expressed within the building, the external finishes to structural elements are unclad reinforced concrete. The walls have been ribbed and the locally graded round aggregate is exposed by abrasive blasting. wikipedia) This building was opened in 1974 and is the third library in the vicinity. It was designed by John Madin, a Birmingham architect and its inverted ziggurat form is a powerful example of the Brutalist style. August 2014. In another twelve months this…
Inside the Old Birmingham Library - The Staircase 2
Surely the spaces in this building could be used to show modern sculptures ans installations to great effect - and bring the visitors into Birmingham city centre?