Selfridges, Birmingham

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Comments (8)

Hank Waxman on February 15, 2010

Hi Matthew. You're capturing great images. I can't say I know what this is because there's no hint of scale, but it drew me in immediately as soon as I saw the thumbnail. What is it?


Rafael (Retrocool) on February 15, 2010

i really love the curvature...

Matthew Walters on February 15, 2010

Thanks Hank, would you believe this is a shopping centre (Selfridges Department Store).

Designed by Future Systems, who state “The fluidity of shape recalls the fall of fabric or the soft lines of a body, rises from the ground and gently billows outwards before being drawn in at a kind of waistline. It then curves out again and over to form the roof, in one continuous movement. The skin is made up of thousands of aluminium discs, creating a fine, lustrous grain like the scales of a snake or the sequins of a Paco Rabanne dress. In sunlight it shimmers, reflecting minute changes in weather conditions and taking on the colours, light and shapes of people and things passing by – an animate and breathing form.”

Thanks also, Rafael, yes - the building has some great curves.

MIQUEL ÀNGEL SÁNCHEZ… on February 18, 2010

Hi Matthew, spectacular!. I like it!. Miquel Àngel

Malko - VIEWS, NO TH… on March 22, 2010


Matthew Walters on March 22, 2010

Thanks Miquel Àngel and Malko.

Mario Escherle, der … on March 26, 2010

Very good picture and architecture as well..

Greetings from Germany, Mario

© Franco Truscello on May 1, 2010

Beautiful image, very nicely framed.

Ciao, Franco

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  • Uploaded on February 14, 2010
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    by Matthew Walters
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