Peter Eisenman’s vast arts centre is the culmination of a lifetime of ideas, and a fitting end to an era of grand civic building in Europe.
Josep Mias Architects has redesigned the interior of the lower station of a funicular railway in Barcelona. It recalls the Catalan expressionism of Mias’ former employer, the late Enric Miralles.
Everyone had been waiting for the scaffolding to come down. And it did, just long enough for the Queen to cut the ribbon, before going back up. But now it really is finished, and architectural photographers from all over Europe have been descending on Edinburgh in search of the definitive shot.
On September 14 1128, David I, King of Scots, was hunting beneath a rocky outcrop when the stag he was pursuing turned and fought. The king was thrown from his horse, landing at the stag’s hooves. To protect himself, the king lunged for the beast’s antlers but instead grasped a crucifix that had miraculously appeared on its head. The stag retreated, leaving the king clutching the cross. That night, a voice in a dream told the king to build an abbey on the site.