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Cranbrook Estate, Roman Road, Bethnal Green, London: upward view of one of the tower staircases illustrating the teardrop motif

RIBA28036
Skinner Bailey & Lubetkin
NOTES: Built in 1955-1966 and located on nearly 17 acres of slum-cleared land between Old Ford and Roman Road at the south-west corner of Victoria Park, this was one the largest housing redevelopments of its time.

Pimlico Secondary School, Lupus Street, Westminster, London: the concourse looking west

RIBA28873
Bancroft, John (1928-2011)
NOTES: This co-educational comprehensive school for 1725 pupils occupied a four and a half acre rectangular site bound by streets on all four sides, which was well below the standard for a school of this size. It stood approximately ten feet below the road surface at the level of the basements and gardens of the houses that originally occupied the site. The demolition of this controversial school began in 2008 to make way for a new school campus. The architect for the school was John Bancroft.

Banqueting House, Whitehall, London: elevation

RIBA32760
Jones, Inigo (1573-1652)
SOURCE: Colen Campbell. Vitruvius Britannicus (London, 1715), vol. I, pl. 13 NOTES: This palace is the only remaining component of the Palace of Whitehall. It was built for James I specifically to provide an appropriate setting for a new and elaborate type of court entertainment, the masque. See RIBA68722 for the drawing from which the engraving was made.

Ardenrun Place, Blindley Heath, Crowhurst, Surrey: perspective view of the garden front

RIBA36468
Newton, Ernest (1856-1922)
NOTES: Ardenrun was the estate of the financier and racing driver Woolf Barnato, who inherited his father's fortune in 1897, aged two.

Preliminary design for Garbrand Hall, later Bourne Hall, Ewell, Surrey: sketch plans, elevations and a detail of balustrade and pediment

RIBA36877
Newton, William (1735-1790)
NOTES: It is not clear whether the house as built was constructed to designs by Newton.
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