Black Dog Publishing
January 30, 2006
"From the bright, clean
lines of the Uplands Conference Centre, to the sweeping roofs of the Cambridge
Centre for Mathematical Sciences, Edward Cullinan Architects' style is fluid and
unpredictable, morphing with each project to suit the individual requirements of
the people that will inhabit the space. In an attempt to understand present
circumstances for the benefit of an unknown future, the practice renounces ego
for warmth, and individual glory for an architecture that integrates into the
space and context of its environments. It is this singular generosity that
unites all their projects to date and that has earned Cullinans the reputation
of being one of the most significant British architecture practices of the late
twentieth and early twenty-first centuries." Edward Cullinan Architects have on
occasion been said to represent the 'touchy-feely' side of British architecture.
This is an oversimplification, but there is some truth behind this statement.
Cullinans stands for unembarrassed humanism. An architecture that serves the
real clients of a building - not just the ones footing the bill. Ends Middles
Beginnings is a celebration of their work.
288 p., 26 x 26 cm