I take a particular interest in the design and architecture on Mass Transit systems. How do you make station buildings on the same system conform to a standard so people find them familiar and recognisable, whilst still maintaining their own individual identity? It’s this challenge of organisation verses individuality that I find so fascinating.
There’s a lot to be seen that we as commuters often miss through our hectic dash across the city.
In London, you’ll find terracotta tiled street buildings that are oh-so familiar with the Victorian built Bakerloo, Picadilly and Northern lines. Whilst in New York, where surface buildings are somewhat rarer, you’ll find functional and recognisable white tiled platforms, segregated by steel street supporting girders.
But what makes Covent Garden different to Camden Town, and what separates 34th from 110th?