Building of the month
Each month we highlight a building of our period, at home or abroad, that we think deserves attention.
The Barcelona Pavilion by Ludwig Mies van der Rohe
Photographs and text by Jonathan Duff
There aren't many temporary buildings that last very long but this one has not only stood the test of time, it has set the highest standards for Modern movement ...
Meeting House, University of Sussex
A colour filled 20th Century meditational ‘shrine’ in the heart of Sussex: Basil Spence’s Meeting House on the grounds of the University of Sussex
Owing to growing secularisation, there was a noticeable shift during the 20th century, from a con...
Bauhaus Masters’ Houses, Dessau, Germany
Walter Gropius, 1925-6
Written by Martin Eilers
Building work on the famous Bauhaus Building in Dessau started in 1925 and was completed in 1926, following the relocation of the Bauhaus from Weimar to Dessau. At the same time, a short distance away, ...
Designed by Robert Harvey, 1955
Built by Harvey, family and friends, 1955-57, as a family home
Written by Gérard Mermoz
Stonecrop was designed in 1955 by Coventry-born and Birmingham-trained architect Robert Harvey (1919-), after a frustrating inter...
Le Cabanon, Côte d’Azur, France
Written by Jonathan Duff, Twentieth Century Society Member living in Brussels
Down a quiet, leafy footpath in the Côte d’Azur hides perhaps the most modest piece of interesting architecture of any historical period and yet it was designed by one o...
The Tea Rooms, London WC1
Written by Adrian Maddox
Black and white photograph Phil Nicholls
The Tea Rooms in Museum Street is a kind of evanescent EveryCafe most notable for its refraction of two previous centuries of cafe architecture: 19C Lyons Tea House hall and 30s Milk B...
Congress House, London WC1
Congress House, (Trades Union Congress Memorial Building), Great Russell Street, London WC1. Architect David du R. Aberdeen, engineers Ove Arup and Partners, designed 1948, built 1953-7
Tucked into a side street in Bloomsbury, Congress House is one o...
Space House, East Grinstead
Space House, East Grinstead, West Sussex
Text by Kate Sclater with background information provided by Richard Constable of Foggo Associates (www.foggo.com) and sales information and images provided by Mike Sparks at Hamptons International.
Extension to the Cambridge School of Architecture
Extension to the School of Architecture, Cambridge
Chosen and written by artist Daniel Edwards, whose new work ‘F series’ is on show in the building this month
On 11 June 1959, Le Corbusier and Henry Moore attended the inaugural opening of a new ...
Chert, Ventnor, Isle of Wight
Chert, 44 Castle Court, St Lawrence, Ventnor, Isle of Wight by Kate Sclater, designer/editor of the society's website
The house then
Built between 1967 and 1970, 'Chert' was the retirement home for two women - Miss Koo Haddock MBE and Miss Connie McD...
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