Thursday, October 18, 2007

Separated At Birth?

Reader Samantha writes:

I wonder if anyone else has spotted a similarity between the new design for Margate's Turner Contemporary, and those ice cream kiosks down on Ramsgate front? Are they by any chance related?
Ice cream kiosk

£25m art gallery

11 comments:

Anonymous said...

Chipperfield's design is reminiscent of those German coastal gun emplacements in the Pas de Calais. But as Danny Kay sang "look at the colours, feel the width, look at the cut" etc. The King was still in the 'altogether' though!

Anonymous said...

Isn't it grand! Isn't it fine! Look at the cut, the style, the line!

Anonymous said...

Thanks 4.41pm, couldn't remember it exactly!

Curious said...

Is he any relation to the circus family?

Anonymous said...

>snigger<

Anonymous said...

well i think the kiosk is by far the better one out of the two.

Millicent said...

Hear, hear! But at least it's an improvement on the last "design"

michael Child said...

To my mind the best improvement would be a traditional looking art gallery built from conventional building materials.

If you look around Thanet at the post war buildings that are not of traditional design using conventional materials, it is very hard to think of one that still looks even reasonably inoffensive to the eye. When you compare them to our Victorian, Regency and Georgian buildings it is hard to work out why we ever deviated from what we know works well particularly in our sea air.

Snailspace said...

I think it looks like a squared off old Turner Con design.

Anonymous said...

Laugh??? I thought I'd never start!

And I didn't.

Sceptical said...

I wonder who actually stood up to give him a standing ovation - names on a postcard please - maybe they should all declare their interest?