Category Archives: Jenny Nissel

Shakespeare’s Globe and the Reinvigoration of Bankside

Across the Thames, from the OXO Tower in the west to the Southwark Cathedral in the East, extending southward to St George’s circus, the borough of Southwark faces, throughout its history opposing—or reflecting–the city center of London. Throughout developments of … Continue reading

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Zaha Hadid

As a current architect, Zaha Hadid seems to reach toward the future. Although critics tout her as the visionary of modern-day architecture, Hadid’s work, characterized by free-flowing forms, streamlined shapes, and even at times gesturing towards, as one puts it, … Continue reading

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Day Nursery Window on the Hill House

I noticed this detail first from the interior of the Hill House. Having just passed through the particularly dark, narrow, and angular corridor at the top of the lighter, more open staircase, I emerged into the day nursery. Immediately, the … Continue reading

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U.S. Embassy in Swaziland

Mbabane, Swaziland The most striking feature of this building is its sheer size. It easily dwarfs the other buildings in the Swazi capital city, most of which are small, utilitarian and undecorated, and in poor condition. The height of this … Continue reading

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