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1. Ian Abley and James Heartfield, editors, Sustaining Architecture in the Anti-Machine Age, Chichester, Wiley Academy, 2001

2. Jonathan Schwinge, 'Cloud Piercer: Mile High', an illustrated essay in Ian Abley and Jonathan Schwinge, guest editors, Helen Castle, editor, Manmade Modular Megastructures, AD, Chichester, Wiley Academy, January 2006, Volume 76, Number 1, p 33 to 38

Manmade Modular Megastructures


Jonathan Schwinge's 2012 Mile High London, dimensionally defined by Ian Abley and CAD modelled by Andrew Sheldonclick here for 039 Wapping

Why is construction so backward?Sustaining Architecture in the Anti-Machine Age

Jonathan Schwinge

Jonathan Schwinge BA Hons AA Dipl. Architect. was a scholarship diploma student at the Architectural Association School of Architecture in London. Schwinge Limited was established in 2005 as an inventive architectural design and technology driven office drawing influences from various industrial sectors, including Space, Aviation and Marine design.

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In 2000 his project "Airlander" was exhibited at the Imagination designed Ford Journey Zone at the Greenwich Millennium Dome. Jonathan's work has appeared in numerous design and architecture publications, including Sustaining Architecture in the Anti-Machine Age. (1) In January 2006 Jonathan co-edited with Ian Abley Manmade Modular Megastructures for AD magazine. (2) In the summer of 2011 Candy & Candy featured the Schwinge HYSWAS Superyacht in the stunning Candy Magazine.

Jonathan has worked for various commercial and well-known design companies including Nic Bailey Naval Architects and Designers, a short period with Foster and Partners, and six years with Allies and Morrison Architects, London. Projects at Allies and Morrison included the BBC Media Village in White City, The Royal Festival Hall refurbishment, Bankside 123, Bishopsgate Tower in the City of London, Paradise Street shopping complex, and Kings Cross Station, amongst many others.

Contact...

e-mail: jonathan@schwinge.co.uk

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clickCloudpiercer: Mile High 25.09.2005

Jonathan Schwinge's concept Rural Housing from 2001Jonathan Schwinge's Cottage, interior view

Cloudpiercer - A cluster of Mile High Megastructures in the Thames Estuary by Jonathan Schwinge

Thames Gateway "Cloudpiercer" mile high towers with the Maunsell Forts in the foreground

Jonathan Schwinge conceptualised the elegantly triangulated structure of the Mile High as a trinity of "Cloudpiercer" Towers located in the Thames Estuary for the January 2006 edition of AD magazine, titled Manmade Modular Megastructures (2)

Jonathan Schwinge takes a boat ride to see the Maunsell Forts up close, off the coast of Whitstable, Kent

Jonathan Schwinge 6 December 2013

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