The Twentieth Century Society

Campaigning for outstanding buildings

concrete interventions….

Just back from lecturing at the Institute of Advanced Architectural Studies in York .  Great bunch of lively students from India, the US and Europe as well as the UK, many clearly passionate about C20 architecture.   And as always it was a great pleasure to be in the King’s Manor.   This building deserves to be better known as a great example of a bold C20 intervention to a medieval structure.  The concrete elements by Fielden and Mawson (1963-64) have weathered well and have a patina which sits well in a building that dates right back to the fifteenth century and is listed grade I .   Bernard Feilden taught at the Institute I’ve just looked up his obituary here: http://www.guardian.co.uk/artanddesign/2008/nov/21/obituary-architecture-conservation-bernard-feilden —great snowdrops at Kings Manor too.

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