Building of the month
Each month we highlight a building of our period, at home or abroad, that we think deserves attention.
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...
Coventry Cathedral, collaborations in art and architecture - Cassie Herschel-Shorland, Committee member and Hon Events Secretary
The 40th anniversary of the consecration of the new Coventry cathedral was celebrated in May 2002. A ...
Greenwich Millennium Village
Greenwich Millennium Village, London, chosen by Sophie Johnson BA (Hons) MA (RCA)
In 1999 work began on the Greenwich Millennium Village (GMV), which is located on the peninsula in North Greenwich next to the dome. The GMV will have 1377 dwellings ra...
Silhouette Factory, Shropshire
The Silhouette Corset Factory, Market Drayton, Shropshire, chosen by David Davidson, Deputy Casework Convenor for the Society
In August 2000 an unusual building was added to the List of Buildings of Special Architectural or Historic Interest. The for...
Miramonte, New Malden, Surrey
Miramonte, New Malden, Kingston, Surrey: Maxwell Fry, 1936-37, Grade II, chosen by Eva Branscome, Caseworker for the Society
When the winter newsletter a year ago last reported on the dilemma of this seminal modernist building, the house had already ...
Birmingham Post and Mail Building
Birmingham Post and Mail building, chosen by Eva Ling, member of the main and casework committee. Text by Andy Foster.
The Birmingham Post and Mail building was designed in 1960 by John H.D. Madin and Partners (partner in charge, D.V. Smith, project ...
Harlow Water Gardens
Harlow Water Gardens, chosen by David Davidson, Deputy Casework Convenor for the Society
In July 2001, members of the Society visited Harlow to look at the architecture and planning of Sir Frederick Gibberd (see C20 Newsletter autumn 2001). The event...
Shakespeare Royal Theatre, Stratford-upon-Avon
Shakespeare Royal Theatre, Stratford-upon-Avon, chosen by Annie Hollobone, Honorary Secretary of the Society
The Grade II* listed Shakespeare Royal Theatre was designed by Elisabeth Scott, a cousin of Sir Giles, as a winning competition entry in 1928...
The Rose Seidler House, New South Wales, Australia
The Rose Seidler House by Harry Seidler
Chosen by Duncan Bainbridge, Committee member
The house that was to become the beginning of his Australian career was strongly influenced by his work on a house with Breuer called the Thompson House. Never buil...
The Midland Hotel, Morecambe
The Midland Hotel at Morecambe Chosen by Gavin Stamp, Chairman of the Society
The Midland Hotel at Morecambe in Lancashire has been central to the interests of the Twentieth Century Society since we were founded - as the Thirties Society - in 1979 fo...
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