13 January 2008

A close-up of the Denes

I have posted a few pictures of the Denes over the last year or so as it was being built but now that it is finished I am able to walk around and take some close-up shots. I took this one to show the nice, if not very original, combination of brickwork, rendering, railings and window frames. Sadly these fine features are let down by the large expanse of wood in the middle of the building. These are the doors to, I presume, store rooms (there is separate storage for bins and bicycles). The wood is far too bright for the rest of the building and your eye is really drawn to the doors as you approach the building, rather than to the nice detail elese where or even to the entrance. The wood used across the top of the doors is far nicer.