Since the 16th century animals have provided an excuse to build fantastical structures; fuelled by British eccentricity and their extravagant love of their pets, remarkable buildings dedicated to animals have risen up all over the British Isles. The book celebrates architecture for animals and is illustrated with full-colour photography throughout.
Famous for pursuing the intellectual and architectural toughness of the New Brutalism with the humanity and warmth of the Scandinavian tradition, Maguire & Murray completely rethought the design of churches and reinvented the typology of student accommodation. The book is richly illustrated with drawings from the office archive and new photographs.
Ahrends, Burton and Koralek (ABK) was established in London in 1961 by three young AA graduates, Peter Ahrends, Richard Burton and Paul Koralek. By the 1970s, ABK was known as one of the most creative and versatile of Britain’s younger practices.
Comprehensive account of the outstanding work of Ryder and Yates. Structured by building type the book reveals the principles of design particular to their architectural practice. Illustrated with images from the Ryder and Yates archive.
McMorran & Whitby are arguably one of the most unsung practices of post-war British architecture. This is the first major publication on their work and contains a combination of contemporary photography and previously unpublished archival material.
John Madin was the indisputable master of post-war architecture in Birmingham. Lavishly illustrated with images from Madin’s personal archive and stunning new photography, this book is an essential read for architects, students, architectural historians and modernist enthusiasts.
Leonard Manasseh was one of the leading British architects of the 1960s, designing private houses and offices as well as major public commissions. Lavishly illustrated with images from Manasseh’s private archive and stunning new photography, this book is an essential read for architects, students and enthusiasts for modernism.
The Barbican is one of London’s landmarks and Britain’s largest listed building, yet its architects, Chamberlin, Powell and Bon (CPB), are little known today. Little of their archive survives, but detective work has revealed a complex story about three determined characters and a surprising variety of fascinating architecture.
Stephen Dykes Bower (1902-1993) was unique among twentieth century British architects as a sincere practitioner of Gothic design during the post-war period. This book has been commissioned as part of a series of books on Twentieth Century Architects by RIBA Publishing, English Heritage and The Twentieth Century Society.
The architect-engineer Wells Wintemute Coates (1895-1958, as a designer of products, interiors and buildings, developed a new formal and spatial language of design which worked to shape and influence the path British modernism would take both during the 1930s and after the war.
Examines the building and structures which resulted from the Great Western Railway’s development of Swindon Works and traces the architectural history of the engineering works and the associated railway village.
An examination of Manchester’s textile warehouses. These warehouses provide the distinctive element of Manchester’s streetscape. The book examines their development, use and adaptation and places them in a social and historical context.
Danson House (1762–66) is one of the finest surviving villas by the architect Robert Taylor (1714–88). This book tells the story of the house, the estate, its owners, and its restoration by English Heritage between 1995 and 2004 after a long period of neglect.
Illustrates various aspects of Gateshead’s historic fabric, showing how these combine to give the town a strong sense identity. Offers a plan for informed management of the radical change imminent within the town as it adjusts to the 21st century.
This book looks at the physical manifestations – buildings and structures – of the Cold War in England. Illustrated with contemporary and archive photographs, site and building plans it looks at the buildings within their military and political context.
At the beginning of 1999, the European Commission sponsored an international project on aviation's architectural heritage. An international network of expertise on aviation architecture grew out of three international workshops, the proceedings of which are presented here.
Bridport is the home of an ancient industry, the manufacture of goods from flax and hemp. The local townscapes of this industry are of great historic significance and provide the building blocks for the regeneration of its historic industrial areas.
This book emphasises the importance of institutional and charitable buildings to our understanding of Liverpool’s character and demonstrates how new uses can be found to ensure they continue to form part of the city’s historic environment.
Presents an illustrated history of the development of military defences on the Suffolk coast using data collected as part of the English Heritage national survey. This survey included examination of modern and historic aerial photographs.
A new paperback edition of this critically acclaimed book, which highlights the impact the developments of the 20th century have had on the landscape and gives us a new angle on the industrial, military, domestic and agricultural influences at work around us.
Stourport’s canal infrastructure has been a defining element in its development. Stourport’s regeneration depends partly on the protection and presentation of its historic environment and this book celebrates the town’s unique qualities and character.
Religious and cultural diversity within Leeds has led to the building of many fine places of worship. This book traces the architectural response to Leeds’ changing faith communities and looks at the history, uses and adaptation of religious buildings.
Tells the story of Catholic church architecture in England and Wales. This book demonstrates that many Victorian Catholic churches were masterpieces, that Catholic built churches and chapels of astonishing confidence even in the 18th century, and that in the 20th century Catholic church-builders grasped the architectural opportunities.
Examines Margate’s seaside heritage and looks at its development as a destination for holiday-makers. By examining Margate’s historic identity the book proposes that Margate will be able to successfully renew itself to face future challenges.