Monthly archives of “July 2014

Institut für Hygiene und Mikrobiologie

INSTITUT FÜR HYGIENE UND MIKROBIOLOGIE | Berlin

LOCATION: Hindenburgdamm 27, Berlin, Germany ARCHITECT: Fehling & Gogel DATES: 1966-1974 NOTES: Site Visit: Weds Jul 23 2014 _____________________________ RELEVANT LINKS Architect Fehling & Gogel’s website with original drawings and photos (text in German)

Couvent de la Tourette

COUVENT DE LA TOURETTE | Éveux

LOCATION: Route de la Tourette, 69210 Éveux, France ARCHITECT: Le Corbusier (with Iannis Xénakis) DATES: 1956-1960 (Designs begun in 1953) NOTES: Classified as a “Monument Historique” in 1979; the building underwent extensive restorations between 2006-2013 Site Visit: Weds Jul 16-Fri Jul 18 2014 (2 night […]

Firminy Unité

UNITÉ D’HABITATION | Firminy

LOCATION: Rue de la Font du Loup, 42700 Firminy France ARCHITECT: Le Corbusier (with completion by André Wogenscky upon Le Corbusier’s death in 1965) DATES: 1964-1967 NOTES: Designated as a “Monument Historique” in 1993 Site Visit: Weds July 16 2014 ________________________________________ The last of the […]

Park Hill

PARK HILL HOUSING ESTATE | Sheffield

LOCATION: Rhodes St Sheffield, South Yorkshire S2 5SB, UK ARCHITECT: Jack Lynn & Ivor Smith // Hawkins/Brown DATES: 1957-1961 // 2010-current NOTES: Grade II Listed Building Status granted 1998 // Renovation work was shortlisted for the 2013 Stirling Prize Site Visits: Mon Jun 30, Tues […]

Birmingham Central Library

BIRMINGHAM CENTRAL LIBRARY | Birmingham

LOCATION: Chamberlain Square, Birmingham, West Midlands B3 3HQ, UK ARCHITECT: John Madin DATES: 1969-1973 NOTES: Closed since 2013, demolition planned for 2015. Site Visit: Sat Jun 28, Sun Jun 29, Tues Jul 1 2014 ________________________________________________________ The Birmingham Central Library is at great risk of demolition. […]

Preston Bus Depot

PRESTON BUS DEPOT | Preston

LOCATION: Tithebarn St, Preston, Lancashire PR1 1DJ, United Kingdom ARCHITECT: Building Design Partnership (Keith Ingham and Charles Wilson) DATES: 1968-1969 NOTES: A long-standing campaign for the building’s listing was finally successful in late 2013 after it received a Grade II Listing. Site Vist: Mon Jun […]