All posts filed under “England

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 […]

Royal National Theatre

ROYAL NATIONAL THEATRE | London

LOCATION: London, England UK [51° 30′ 25.56″ N, 0° 6′ 50.76″ W] ARCHITECT: Denys Lasdun // Haworth Tompkins Ltd DATES: Opened 1976 // 2008-current NOTES: Grade II Listed (1994) Site Visit(s): Mon Feb 03, Tues 04 (Backstage Tour), Weds 12, Thurs 20 (Meeting w/ Paddy Dillon), Thurs 27, Sat Mar 01, Sun […]

Trellick Tower

TRELLICK TOWER | London

LOCATION: 7 Golborne Rd, London, United Kingdom ARCHITECT: Erno Goldfinger DATES: 1966-1972 NOTES: Grade II Protected Building (1998) Site Visit(s): Weds Feb 05 (Goldfinger Factory/Redemption Cafe), Thurs Feb 06, Fri Feb 21 2014 _____________________________ RELEVANT LINKS http://www.goldfingerfactory.com/ http://architectuul.com/architecture/trellick-tower http://modernarchitecturelondon.com/pages/trellick-tower.php

Alexandra Road Housing Estate

ALEXANDRA ROAD HOUSING ESTATE | London

LOCATION: Alexandra Rd, London NW8, UK [51° 32′ 21″ N, 0° 11′ 0″ W] ARCHITECT: Neave Brown of Camden Council’s Architects Department DATES: 1968 (Design), 1972-1978 (Construction) NOTES: Grade II Listed (1993)   RELEVANT LINKS http://www.imagesofengland.org.uk/details/default.aspx?id=477882 http://list.english-heritage.org.uk/resultsingle.aspx?uid=1130403  

London Zoo | Casson Pavillion

LONDON ZOO | London

Looking through one of my primary sources, Modern British Architecture since 1945 (published 1983), coupled with a somewhat disheartening trip to the London Zoo, I can’t help but remark at the slowness of architecture or at least it seems many of these buildings are just struggling to […]

Barbican

BARBICAN CENTRE | London

LOCATION: Silk St, London, United Kingdom ARCHITECTS: Chamberlin, Powell and Bon DATES: 1965-1970 NOTES: Grade II Listed in 2001 // Mid 1990s cosmetic upgrades by Petagram (Theo Crosby); 2005-2006 refurbishment, with some alterations to clarify circulation, by Allford Hall Monaghan Morris Site Visit(s): Tues Feb 11th, […]

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HAYWARD GALLERY | London

LOCATION: Southbank Centre, Belvedere Rd, London, United Kingdom ARCHITECT: Greater London Council Architect’s Dept. (Norman Engleback with Warren Chalk & Ron Herron) DATES: 1965-1968 NOTES: Building is not listed, but was added in 2011 to the World Monuments Fund “Protected List”. Site Visit(s): Mon Feb 3, Tues […]

first class sheep

IN TRANSIT __ Glasgow to London

By some wonderful fluke a first class seat for the Glasgow to London train was less expensive than coach.   I happily munched on my complimentary snacks and drank a million cups of tea as we cruised down to London.