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Acceptance: 1940s Modernism

During the 1940s simple forms and new methods of construction were ideally suited to wartime conditions, producing highly practical buildings, air hangers, bus stations, etc. Gropius’s ideas on standardisation included prefabrication were remarkably prescient, as such techniques became widespread after the Second World War.

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Glass House, New Canaan, Connecticut

RIBA3360-53
Johnson, Philip (1906-2005)

Design for an underground railway and bus station for London Transport, Newbury Park, Redbridge, London

RIBA4023
Hill, Oliver (1887-1968)
NOTES: This drawing was exhibited at the Royal Academy of Arts, London, in 1947 (no. 1079).

Green Lanes Junior School, Croxley Green, Hertfordshire: a classroom

RIBA4887
Aslin, Charles Herbert (1893-1959)
NOTES: C. H. Aslin was County Architect for Hertfordshire from 1945 to 1958 and a pioneer of twentieth century prefabricated design. This school, part of the Hertfordshire County Council school-building programme which he headed, was constructed using the unit planning system.

Experimental box-frame house, Codicote, Hertfordshire

RIBA8991
F. R. S. Yorke, E. Rosenberg & C. S. Mardall

Casa Malaparte, Capri

RIBA9691
Libera, Adalberto (1903-1963)

Altstetten protestant church, Zurich

RIBA11218
Moser, Werner Max (1896-1970)

Olympic Stadium, Paavo Nurmen tie, Helsinki

RIBA11286
Jantti, Toivo (1900-1975)
NOTES: This complex was built to host the 1940 Summer Olympic Games which were cancelled due to World War II, but it did host the XVth Olympic Games from 19th July-3rd August, 1952.

Town Hall, Aarhus

RIBA14399
Jacobsen, Arne Emil (1902-1971)

Bungalow at Richmond, North Yorkshire

RIBA17853
Clarke-Hall, Denis Lucien (1910-2006)

Keyhouse Unibuilt prototype semi-detached houses, Coventry

RIBA38734
Sheppard, Sir Richard Herbert (1910-1982)
NOTES: This prefabricated steel-framed house was designed by Grey Wornum and Richard Sheppard in the early 1940s and was manufactured by Keyhouse Unibuilt. This example never went beyond its prototype stage.

Essendon Primary School, Hertfordshire

RIBA44176
Hertfordshire County Council. Architects Department
NOTES: This village school replaced one that had been bombed and was built with the help of unrepatriated prisoners of war. Part of the Hertfordshire County Council pioneering school-building programme, it is one of its earliest schools to be completed after World War II. Bill Henderson and Dan Lacey were the job architects.

"Seco" prefabs

RIBA59992
Uni-Seco Structures Limited
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