The Tecton Group of Modernist architects experimented with new ideas on housing animals at London Zoo in the 1930s, and created some monumental structures in the process.
Dramatically perched above Sheffield city centre, the Brutalist mass of the Park Hill Estate still remains a pervasive presence over the city. In 1961, when the first residents moved in, this was the most ambitious public housing project in post-war Britain.
I have marvelled at the Waterstones flagship store on Piccadilly countless times, unawares of the architect, Joseph Emberton, who designed it.
RIBA Photograph Curator Justine Sambrook assesses how the post-war optimism for high-rise Modern architecture quickly turned to critical reflection.
Following the recent exhibition of Edwin Smith photographs at RIBA, the curators explain his work and its relevance to the MidCentury Modern era.
If you happen to be looking for things to do in Palm Springs, you will find Robert Imber’s Palm Springs Modern Tours at the top of the list. Imogen Adams spoke to Robert Imber about his own collection, his thoughts on mid-century design, and his dream commission.
The flat that Erno Goldfinger inhabited in his iconic high-rise Balfron Tower opened for a Pop-up, furnished with 1968 interiors styled by Tilly Hemingway.
Mary Medd, a female architectural force in British Modernism, pioneered new designs for schools in the 1950s, earning her the respect of celebrated architect Erno Goldfinger.
In honour of Open House London, we explore the Modernist home that Architect Erno Goldfinger designed for his family in the 1930s.
We speak to Kevin McCloud of the Grand Designs TV show about his desert island piece of furniture, the architect he’d commission to build his own house and the resurgence in popularity of mid century design.
I was recently lucky enough to be invited to the incredible top-floor penthouse in the Isokon building, a Grade-I-listed 1934 masterpiece in London’s Belsize Park, to see the beautifully preserved original interior.
Let’s be honest, British post-war architecture can be pretty dull. Architectural critic Ian Nairn coined the word ‘Subtopia’ to describe the bland suburban landscape that has developed over the last century.