If you are interested in architecture (which you probably are because you are here!), we recommend going to the new Kings Cross development in North London. The huge masterplan is well on the way with a variety of different buildings in all shapes and sizes. What we noticed was the varied use of cladding treatments in the area. Every building seemingly trying to create its own identity within the area, which is a tricky thing to do when you're up against architect's such as David Chipperfield, Allies and Morrison and Duggan and Morris.

Below are a few photographs of the different patterns and textures seen around the site, with some taken from other areas of London too. It is fascinating to see how a material can radically change the appearance of the building and atmosphere of the environment. The final photo is actually of some diagonal hoarding! We can find inspiration anywhere.

by Sam.