Day 107: Loadsa work going on and it’s still tidy!

Which just goes to show that one can achieve more amidst order than amidst chaos.  So I’m just going to take a minute to tidy my desk . . .

Tidy lobby looking into hall

. . . then show you what is happening overhead:

Insulation in lobby roof

That big fat insulation is being jammed into every available space in order to make our centre energy efficient and to reduce our heating bills.  Here we are looking at the entrance lobby, but yesterday they were working overhead in the main hall, insulating the space above the Alvar Aalto-inspired arches.

Trying to find the correct architectural term for them, I came across this picture of an Aalto-designed church in Germany:

I still don’t know the correct architectural term, but what a fantastic building!

I didn’t actually get my desk tidied, and any time now that obsessive streak is going to strike – but I think you’ll see now how easily I get distracted, and why stuff like desk tidying just never happens.

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2 thoughts on “Day 107: Loadsa work going on and it’s still tidy!

  1. “Portals” ! And what a fantastic Aalto precedent you have found. More proof that the nameless municipal architect who originally designed Dean Court must have been an Aalto follower (like us!). I can’t wait to see that space recovered. Dan

    1. Thank you, Dan! We can’t wait for you to see the space recovered, either. I’m sure there will be things that won’t be as you had envisaged but on the whole I hope we have been able to realise your vision. And thank you for introducing us to Alvar Aalto and for recognising the merits of our building – without you it would probably be a heap of rubble by now!

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