The Twentieth Century Society

100 Buildings 100 Years

Building of the month

Sassoon House, London

by Elizabeth Darling At first glimpse, St Mary’s Road, Peckham, in south London appears much like any other in this part of London. A residential street, it is… More…

Ready Mix Concrete Headquarters, Surrey

by Henrietta Billings Think 1990s suburban office park. Think offices for a concrete production facility. Then prepare to be amazed. The former Ready Mix Concrete company headquarters in… More…

Trellick Tower, London

by Alexandra Bullen Nearing Westbourne Park station, travelling west out of central London, the slender eastern profile of Trellick Tower incites little notice among the handful of housing… More…

Ashburnham Court, Bedford

by Christine Hui Lan Manley Standing amidst a row of three-storey Victorian houses, Ashburnham Court – a modern housing development comprising fifty-four flats designed by Max Lock and… More…

Queen Elizabeth House, Winchester

John Brandon-Jones, of Brandon-Jones, Broadbent and Ashton (Listed Grade II), by Alan Powers At first sight, this building looks like one of the many traditional civic structures that… More…

University of Ibadan, Nigeria

by Tim Livsey The University of Ibadan’s buildings present an interpretative labyrinth – but that’s what makes them so interesting. Planned and built between 1948 and 1958 to… More…

The Ismaili Centre, London

by Shahed Saleem When Hugh Casson and Neville Conder’s Ismaili Centre opened in 1985, it took a prominent place within South Kensington’s Victorian elegance, and symbolised the Ismaili… More…

Domestic and Trades College, Manchester

By Matthew Steele At the end of June 2013, the building known affectionately by local residents as the ‘Toastrack’ was finally vacated by Manchester Metropolitan University (MMU). Part… More…

Wood Green Shopping City, London

by Otto Saumarez Smith Traveling northwards through Wood Green’s low-rise Victorian suburbia, it is a shock to come upon the massive scale of Shopping City (1976-81), which looms… More…

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