top 10 buildings 20th century

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top 10 buildings 20th century

Postby Archbrit » Thu Apr 05, 2001 9:05 am

Just out of interest, what would you nominate as your top ten buildings in the UK or by a UK based architect from the 20th century.

Highly subjective I knwo, but will be interesting to see the answers
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Postby LOB » Thu Apr 05, 2001 12:25 pm

now thats a question!
I'll have to get back to you on that.

where to start?
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Postby Jas » Fri Apr 06, 2001 4:08 pm

Pavilion Bexhill-on-sea
Stansted Airport for its tranquility
Boots factory by Owen Williams
Hoover Factory (complete with Elvis Costello song)
Underground Station underneath Portcullis House beside Houses of Parliament
Schlumberger Labs - Michael Hopkins
National Theatre in London
Glasgow School of Art
HK and Shanghai Bank
Canary Wharf Station by Norman Foster
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Postby Jas » Wed Apr 11, 2001 10:52 am

Introductory short article to the De La Warr Pavilion
http://www.artsworld.com/architecture/news/de-la-warr-pavilion.html
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Postby MG » Fri Apr 27, 2001 9:27 am

This took a fair bit of thinking about:

Canary Wharf Station
Lloyds of London
Glasgow School of Art
The British Museum Great Court
The Tate Modern (both the conversion and the original power station)
University of East Anglia
Hunstanton School, Norfolk
Coventry Cathedral
National Theatre
Engineering Building Leicester University
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Postby swh » Fri Sep 21, 2001 1:40 pm

How about?
British Pavillion by grimshaw
Big blue by Alsop
Tate Modern - H&d'M
Lloyds
The war memorial above the thames in Englefield green
Festival Hall
Hoover Building
Media Stand by future systems
Eden
The Great Court at British museum

just for starters!
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Postby MG » Fri Sep 21, 2001 2:46 pm

What does the war memorial above the thames in Englefield green look like?
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Postby RSJ » Fri Sep 21, 2001 5:14 pm

In vague date order:

LCC architects: Boundary Street estate, Bethnal Green (about 1900, I think) - arts-and-crafts inspired early social housing;

Lutyens: Thiepval Memorial to the Missing of the Somme. Extraordinarily magnificent and poignant;

Lubetkin: Penguin Pool, London Zoo. Teaches the deconstructivists a thing or two;

Spence: Coventry Cathedral. A gesamtkunstwerk, only now coming to be fully appreciated;

Stirling and Gowan: Leicester Engineering faculty. Completely reinvented the idea of modernism;

Lasdun: Royal College of Physicians - Sublime, his best work;

Foster/Hopkins: Willis Faber Dumas, Ipswich. Stunningly original for its time (1970);

Rogers: Lloyds of London. Flawed masterpiece, but still a masterpiece;

Stirling/Wilford: Stuttgart arts complex (museum, music school, library etc) Shows how postmodernism could be better than good;

Grimshaw: Eden Project. Instinctive and inspired. High tech as it oughta be.
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Postby noggie » Mon Sep 24, 2001 4:30 pm

What about the Millenium Dome??????
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Postby swh » Tue Sep 25, 2001 1:08 pm

Air force memorial - www3.sympatico.ca/jill.sandwell/shorditch/images.afmeml.gif
Design by Maufe

[This message has been edited by swh (edited 26 September 2001).]
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