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Architects & Artists

Architectural Movements

Art Deco

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Art_Deco

Bauhaus

http://www.bauhaus-dessau.de/index.php?en
http://designhistory.org/Bauhaus_pages/BauhausOrigins.html

Blobitecture

http://www.kuriositas.com/2011/01/blobitecture-rise-of-organic.html

Brutalism

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brutalist_architecture

http://www.archdaily.com/70676/brutalism-in-the-uk/

http://scotbrut.co.uk/

http://www.sosbrutalism.org/cms/15802395#home

Constructivism

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Constructivist_architecture
http://rosswolfe.wordpress.com/2011/06/20/soviet-constructivist-architecture-blueprints-and-realizations/

Deconstructivism

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Deconstructivism

De Stijl

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/De_Stijl

Expressionism

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Expressionist_architecture

Futurism

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Futurist_architecture

Garden City Movement

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Garden_city_movement

High-tech

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/High-tech_architecture

International Style

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/International_style_(architecture)

Metabolist movement

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Metabolism_(architecture)

Mid Century Modern

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mid-Century_modern

Modernism

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Modern_architecture

Postmodernism

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Postmodernism

Structural expressionism

http://www.origindesignstudio.co.uk/blog/crash-course-structural-expressionismhigh-tech-architecture.html

Stalinist

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stalinist_architecture

Streamline Moderne

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Streamline_Moderne

Sustainable architecture

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sustainable_architecture

Usonian Architecture

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Usonia

Buildings of interest

Public Buildings

Art Deco Buildings in London

http://www.vam.ac.uk/vastatic/microsites/1157_art_deco/about/buildings/

Barbican

http://www.barbican.org.uk/about-barbican/history

Birmingham Central Library

http://www.birminghampost.net/news/west-midlands-news/2012/01/11/john-madin-the-architect-behind-birmingham-central-library-dies-65233-30101182/ http://www.ribablogs.com/?tag=john-madin http://www.architectsjournal.co.uk/news/daily-news/obituary-john-madin-1924-2012/8624761.article

Cathedral Church St Michael, Coventry

http://www.basilspence.org.uk/worship/buildings/coventry-cathedral http://www.historiccoventry.co.uk/cathedrals/spence.php

Commonwealth Institute

http://www.e-architect.co.uk/london/commonwealth-institute

Cripps Building, St Johns College, Cambridge

http://www.joh.cam.ac.uk/cripps-building-1

De La Warr Pavilion

http://www.dlwp.com/

Hayward Art Gallery

http://www.southbankcentre.co.uk/venues/hayward-gallery

Isokon Gallery

http://isokongallery.co.uk/

Lidos

– http://homepage.ntlworld.com/oliver.merrington/lidos/lidos1.htm

Museum of London

http://www.museumoflondon.org.uk/london-wall/

National Theatre

http://www.nationaltheatre.org.uk/7081/history-of-the-nt/denys-lasduns-national-theatre.html

Preston Bus station

http://www.prestonbusstation.co.uk/

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Preston_bus_station

Royal Festival Hall

http://www.southbankcentre.co.uk/venues/royal-festival-hall

Tate Modern

http://e.tate.org.uk/modern/building/ http://www2.tate.org.uk/archivejourneys/historyhtml/bld_mod_architecture.htm

Commercial buildings

Battersea Power station

http://www.batterseapowerstation.org.uk/

http://www.batterseapowerstation.com/

Centre Point

http://centrepoint.com.vn/about_tour.html

Hoover Building

http://www.perivale.co.uk/hoover-building.htm

Lloyds Building

http://www.lloyds.com/Lloyds/About-us/The-Lloyds-building http://www.english-heritage.org.uk/about/news/lloyds-building-listed/

Midland Hotel, Morecambe

http://www.midlandhotel.org/

Willis Faber and Dumas building

http://www.fosterandpartners.com/projects/willis-faber-dumas-headquarters/

Housing

2 Willow Road, London

http://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/2-willow-road/

78 Derngate, Northampton

www.78derngate.org.uk

Brunswick Centre

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brunswick_Centre

Churchill Gardens

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Churchill_Gardens

Golden Lane Estate

http://www.goldenlaneestate.org/

Keeling House

http://www.keelinghouse.co.uk

Lillington Gardens

http://www.heritage-explorer.co.uk/web/he/imagebythemedetail.aspx?crit=&ctid=32&id=8380

Robin Hood Gardens

http://www.archdaily.com/150629/ad-classics-robin-hood-gardens-alison-and-peter-smithson/

Schroder House, Utrecht

http://whc.unesco.org/en/list/965

Trellick Tower

http://www.galinsky.com/buildings/trellick/

UK Modern Houses

www.ukmoho.co.uk

Collecting

Information

Archinet UK

http://www.archinet.co.uk/

Archinet UK is a web resource covering UK architecture and construction. The site is in 5 parts, including the British Architecture Page, UK Award Winners, and the Abacus Construction Index UK, a collection of more than 100 professionally edited product guides.

Album of Tension Structures

http://www.arcaro.org/tension/album.htm

Images and background to a series of notable tension structures.

Archiseek

http://two.archiseek.com

Archiseek.com has a wealth of information on Irish architecture – both old and new – as well as coverage of worldwide buildings in Europe, Australia and North America.

Architecture Centre

http://www.architecturecentre.net/docs/about/about/

The Architecture Centre is a not-for-profit organisation which champions better buildings and places for everyone. Based in Bristol, it is part of a network of 23 architecture centres in the UK.

Culture 24

http://www.culture24.org.uk

Latest news, exhibition reviews, links, listings and education resources from thousands of UK museums, galleries, archives and libraries, all in one place.

Great Buildings

http://www.greatbuildings.com/

This gateway to architecture around the world and across history documents a thousand buildings and hundreds of leading architects with photographic images and architectural drawings, integrated maps and timelines, 3D building models, commentaries, bibliographies, web links, and more.

HEIRNET

http://www.archaeologyuk.org/heirnet/

The HEIRNET register contains details of Historic Environment Information Resources held by organisations from across the UK. The register includes details of National Monuments Records, Sites and Monuments Records, national thematic inventories, specialist resources and other information sources. Users can search the register by subject, theme and name to find contact details and (where available) links to websites of potential interest.

Looking at Buildings

http://www.lookingatbuildings.org.uk/

An introduction to architecture with pages on Building Types, architectural styles and traditions and building materials and methods of construction, and an expanding guide and introduction to buildings in seven of England’s cities.

NBS Resources

http://www.thenbs.com/resources/index.asp

Bringing together a wide range of information on the construction industry from reading lists and a library of specially-written articles, to a directory of industry organisations and one of the largest collections of construction-specific recommended links available.

The Building Exploratory

http://www.buildingexploratory.org.uk/aboutus/

Launched in 1996 and based in Hackney, East London, the Building Exploratory helps people discover the secrets of their local area and gain a better understanding of the buildings and spaces that surround them.

The Pevsner Architectural Guides

http://www.pevsner.co.uk/

Hosted by publishers Yale University Press, this is a microsite with up-to-date news and information about the Pevsner Architectural Guides series.

Museums and Galleries

Architectural Association School of Architecture

http://www.aaschool.ac.uk/

Architecture Foundation

http://www.architecturefoundation.org.uk/

Barber Institute, Birmingham

http://www.barber.org.uk/

Barbican

http://www.barbican.org.uk/

Birmingham Museums and Galleries

http://www.bmag.org.uk/

British Art Galleries

http://www.britisharts.co.uk/gallerieslondon.html

Britain’s Finest Museums

http://www.britainsfinest.co.uk/museums/

Design Museum

http://designmuseum.org/

Hayward Gallery

http://www.southbankcentre.co.uk/venues/hayward-gallery

Institute of Contemporary Arts

http://www.ica.org.uk/

Kettles Yard, Cambridge

http://www.kettlesyard.co.uk/

Leeds Art Gallery

http://www.leeds.gov.uk/museumsandgalleries/Pages/Leeds-Art-Gallery.aspx

The Lighthouse, Glasgow

http://www.thelighthouse.co.uk/

Manchester Galleries

http://www.manchestergalleries.org/

National Galleries Scotland

https://www.nationalgalleries.org/

National Gallery

http://www.nationalgallery.org.uk/

National Museum Cardiff

https://www.museumwales.ac.uk/art/

National Portrait Gallery

http://www.npg.org.uk/

Photographers’ Gallery

http://www.photonet.org.uk/

Royal Academy of Arts

http://www.royalacademy.org.uk/

RIBA

http://www.architecture.com/

Saatchi Gallery

http://www.saatchi-gallery.co.uk/

Sainsbury Centre for Visual Arts, Norwich

http://scva.ac.uk/

Serpentine Gallery

http://www.serpentinegallery.org/

Somerset House

http://www.somersethouse.org.uk/visual-arts

Tate

http://www.tate.org.uk/

V&A

http://www.vam.ac.uk/

White Cube

http://whitecube.com/

Whitechapel Art Gallery

http://www.whitechapelgallery.org/

Societies and Organisations

Ancient Monuments Society

http://ancientmonumentssociety.org.uk/

The Ancient Monuments Society was founded in 1924 for the study and conservation of ancient monuments, historic buildings and fine old craftsmanship.

Architecture Centre

http://www.architecturecentre.co.uk/

Architecture Foundation

http://www.architecturefoundation.org.uk/

Buidings of Ireland (National Inventory of Architectural Heritage)

http://www.buildingsofireland.ie/

Identifying and recording the architectural heritage of Ireland, from 1700 to the present day

Cinema Theatre Association

http://www.cinema-theatre.org.uk/

Commission for Architecture and the Built Environment (CABE)

http://webarchive.nationalarchives.gov.uk/20110118095356/http://www.cabe.org.uk/home

From 1999-2011 CABE was the government’s advisor on architecture, urban design and public space.

Design History Society

http://www.designhistorysociety.org/

The Society undertakes a range of activities intended to encourage and support research and scholarship, to offer information and enable networking opportunities, as well as to foster both student participation and public recognition of the subject.

DOCOMOMO – UK

http://docomomo-uk.co.uk/

The UK group of the international working party for the documentation and conservation of buildings, sites and neighbourhoods of the modern movement.

DOCOMOMO – US

http://www.docomomo-us.org/

English Heritage

http://www.english-heritage.org.uk/

Friends of Friendless Churches

http://www.friendsoffriendlesschurches.org.uk/CMSMS/index.php

Garden History Society

http://www.gardenhistorysociety.org/

Georgian Group

http://www.georgiangroup.org.uk/

Historic Gardens Foundation

http://historicgardens.org/

Institute for Contemporary British History

http://www.kcl.ac.uk/sspp/departments/icbh/index.aspx

ICBH hosts a regular programme of conferences, lectures and seminars and supervises postgraduate teaching and training.

Institute of Historic Building Conservation

http://www.ihbc.org.uk/

Landmark Trust

http://www.landmarktrust.org.uk/

Lutyens Trust

http://www.lutyenstrust.org.uk/

Mausolea and Monuments Trust

http://www.mausolea-monuments.org.uk/

Miami Design Preservation League

http://www.mdpl.org/

National Churches Trust (formerly Historic Churches Preservation Trust)

http://www.nationalchurchestrust.org/

National Trust

http://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/

Public Monuments & Sculpture Association

http://www.pmsa.org.uk/

Royal Commission on the Ancient and Historical Monuments of Scotland

http://www.rcahms.gov.uk/

Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA)

http://www.architecture.com/Explore/Home.aspx

Save Britain’s Heritage

http://www.savebritainsheritage.org/

Save Our Parsonages

http://www.saveourparsonages.co.uk/

Society for the Protection of Ancient Buildings

http://www.spab.org.uk/

Subterranea Britannica

http://www.subbrit.org.uk/

Victorian Society

http://www.victoriansociety.org.uk/

Vivat Trust – Holidays in Historic Buildings

http://www.vivat.org.uk/

C F A Voysey Society

http://www.voyseysociety.org/

World Monuments Fund Britain

http://www.wmf.org.uk/

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