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'Comparative Diagrams of Vaults' (A-F)

SOURCE: Dan Cruickshank (ed.). Sir Banister Fletcher's A History of architecture, 20th ed. (Oxford: Architectural Press, 1996), p. 207

Branch Hill Estate, Hampstead, London

Benson, Gordon (1944-)
NOTES: See RIBA103361for a black and white version of this image.

Branch Hill Estate, Hampstead, London

Benson, Gordon (1944-)

Bauhaus building, Dessau

Gropius, Walter (1883-1969)

Bauhaus building, Dessau

Gropius, Walter (1883-1969)

Bauhaus building, Dessau

Gropius, Walter (1883-1969)

Preliminary designs for the School of Education (il Magistero), University of Urbino, Urbino: plan of the lecture theatre, studies of the terraces, a circular temple-like structure, a wall with towers and figure studies

De Carlo, Giancarlo (1919-2005)
NOTES: This drawing was presented to the Royal Institute of British Architects on the occasion of Mr de Carlo receiving the RIBA Royal Gold Medal in 1993.

Woburn Abbey car park

NOTES: This is one of the images taken for 'Manplan 1: Frustration' in Architectural Review, vol. 146, 1969 Sept. Woburn Abbey became the seat of the Russell family in 1547 and of the Dukes of Bedford from 1694. The Abbey was largely rebuilt between 1744 and 1790 by Henry Flitcroft and Henry Holland. The house and park were opened to the public in 1955.

Traffic congestion in Covent Garden with the tower of Freemasons' Hall in the background, London

NOTES: This is one of the images taken for 'Manplan 1: Frustration' in Architectural Review, vol. 146, 1969 Sept.

Design for a beach house, California, for Rupert R. Ryan

Schindler, Rudolph M. (1887-1953)

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

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.

Peter Robinson, 65 Strand, London

Lasdun, Sir Denys (1914-2001)
NOTES: This store was the first post-war building in England to make large scale use of bronze cladding. It was demolished in the 1990s

57 Ham Street, Ham Common, London: the garden facade

Buzas, Stefan (1915-2008)
NOTES: This house, designed by the architect for himself and his family, is one of a pair with very similar elevations but different plans.

St Catherine's College, Oxford: a residential block

Jacobsen, Arne Emil (1902-1971)

Priory Green Estate extension (now Priory Heights), Wynford Street, Finsbury, London: close-up of the masionette balconies of the three-storey Calshott House

Skinner Bailey & Lubetkin
NOTES: Designed by Tecton in parallel with the Spa Green Estate, Priory Green was actually completed somewhat later by Skinner Bailey & Lubetkin in 1943-1957. The original design, part of a larger plan conceived before the war in 1937, was modified to take account of the changed post-war situation. The site, which originally was very small, was enlarged by bomb damage but at the same time the Council's housing fund suffered from cuts in government subsidies and Priory Green was denied the money available to the development at Spa Green. Rosebery Avenue opened in 1949 and the first stage of the estate was completed in 1952 consisting of 269 flats in the two eight-storey blocks and the four four-storey blocks. The third eight-storey block, community centre and public house were completed c. 1957. The scheme as first conceived was part of a unified programme that it was hoped would transform Finsbury and alleviate its appalling housing and social problems. The coherence of the strategy, however, was destroyed by changes in personnel in the Council and by post-war austerity.

Flats in Holford Square, Finsbury, London: Bevin Court looking towards the new extension, Amwell House

Skinner Bailey & Lubetkin
NOTES: Tecton were responsible for the masterplan, which was given Town Planning consent in 1948, and Skinner, Bailey & Lubetkin were responsible for its development and execution.

Alton East Estate, Roehampton, London: one of the maisonette blocks

London County Council. Architects Department
NOTES: The Alton Estate is situated between Putney Heath and Richmond Park in south-west London. The smaller south-east part, Alton East, was built in 1952-1955, while the much larger north-west part, Alton West, was built in 1955-1959.