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.
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.
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.
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This is the first major publication on their work and contains a combination of contemporary photography and previously unpublished archival material.
A comprehensive study of one of Britain’s most significant post-war architectural practices. Structured by building type the book reveals the principles of design particular to Powell & Moya. Illustrated with images from their archive plus new photography.
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.
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.
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.