The Twentieth Century Society

100 Buildings 100 Years

Building of the month

Fawley Power Station

When John Betjeman addressed the Solent Protection Society in the days before construction began on Fawley Power Station (1964-71, Farmer and Dark) he spoke of the “new architecture… More…

Ruskin Park House, London

by Claire Bennie In these straitened 21st century times, the architectural and residential development world is feverishly concerned with building homes for the ‘private rented sector’. These are… More…

NLA Tower, Croydon

by John Grindrod What did Richard Seifert, Britain’s most ubiquitous designer of skyscrapers, think of his famous towers? ‘They are dramatic’ he told the Daily Mirror in 1974…. More…

Pathfoot Building, University of Stirling

by Alistair Fair The University of Stirling was established as part of the major expansion of Higher Education in post-war Britain. The only wholly new Scottish university of… More…

Hove Town Hall

by Susannah Charlton Hove Town Hall, built in 1970-3 to the designs of John Wells-Thorpe, is a remarkable example of 1970s Brutalist architecture, replacing the Gothic town hall… More…

Cambridge American Cemetery

by India Rose Matharu-Daley Unlike most cemeteries, the Cambridge American Cemetery, dedicated in 1956, lifts the spirits. Its art, architecture and landscape design communicate glory and gratitude, light… More…

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…

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