This page is from an older version of Archiseek - and will soon be merged into our new database.
Busáras is one of the first post Second World War examples of the International Modern style in Europe. Busáras was designed by Michael Scott and his team of young architects and designers between 1945 and 1953. It was built against a background of public opposition which centred on the external appearance, function and excessive cost - over £1,000,000 before completion in 1953.
Outline of the thesis more
|Chapter 1||Michael Scott, early work and his design team
Introduction to Michael Scott and the major players in the team more
|Chapter 2||City Planning, The Custom House and the Busáras Project
How the area developed, and the controversy over the project more
|Chapter 3||The Plan and the Modulor System
The plan and layout of the building interior more
|Chapter 4||The Design of the External façades
The external influences and development more
|Chapter 5||Interior Architecture and Design
The interior treatments or the building and fixtures and fittings more
|Chapter 6||Art and Architecture
How Scott used decorative elements on Busaras more
|Transcripts of Interviews
Interviews with various people more
|The Building Today
Mutilation and Vivisection In The 1990s more
Full bibliographic index.
Some information on sources more