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Wales Millennium Centre, Cardiff

RIBA4344
Percy Thomas Partnership

House at Lakeside Drive, Esher, Surrey

RIBA4701
Summers, Royston (1931-)
NOTES: This is one of sixteen luxury 'one-off' homes of the development.

Elephant House, Whipsnade Zoo: two residents taking to the pool

RIBA4762
Lubetkin & Tecton
NOTES: Each of the four Indian elephants was allotted a separate circular unit. The use of top lighting and continuous long windows which could be closed in the winter combined the need for public display with the comfort of the animals. The buildings are relatively small because it was only intended that young elephants should be housed at Whipsnade, the older ones remaining in London. However, larger elephants replaced the original inmates and the Zoo authorities accordingly made some alterations to the buildings.

Cathedral Church of St Michael, Coventry: the Baptistery with stained glass windows by John Piper

RIBA4764
Piper, John (1903-1992)
NOTES: The font is fashioned from a boulder from Bethlehem.

Barbican Estate, City of London: elevated view over the lake looking towards the Lauderdale Tower

RIBA4979
Chamberlin Powell & Bon
NOTES: This complex of arts buildings and housing covers seven acres in the City of London. Built between 1971 and 1982, it regenerated an area which had been badly bombed during World War II. The estate has three residential towers: Cromwell Tower, completed in 1973; Shakespeare Tower, completed in 1976, and Lauderdale Tower, completed in 1974. The complex was Grade II listed in 2001.

Halstead Mill, Essex: the original centre of the Courtauld textile works

RIBA5036
NOTES: The mill was acquired by the silk weaver Samuel Courtauld in the 1850s and further extended.

Festival of Britain, Battersea Pleasure Gardens, London: the main vista at night

RIBA5128
Lancaster, Sir Osbert (1908-1986)
NOTES: See RIBA140274 for the negative version of this image.

Finsbury Health Centre, Pine Street, Finsbury, London: the entrance and waiting area

RIBA5239
Lubetkin & Tecton
NOTES: The Finsbury Health Centre was an attempt to rationalize the borough's health provision by providing on a single site a wide range of facilities, the needs of some of which could alter radically with time. Tecton's masterly solution to the complex circulation patterns such a multi-functional building entailed was hailed by architectural and medical critics alike as a prototype and a radical break with traditional health provision. The building is Grade I listed and was partly restored in the 1990s.
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