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Bristol 1944: Coffee, Doughnuts and a Forgotten Soldier

A few years ago one of my students found a metal tag in the grounds of Bristol School of Art in Clifton. She had been in the military and recognised it as an American military dog-tag from the Second World … Continue reading

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Post-War Modern: A Concrete Greenhouse

During the Second World War prefabricated building design and technology developed very rapidly. In Britain manufacturing was tightly controlled and many small companies learned new skills in the process. Hendy Quarry in South Wales was probably one of these and … Continue reading

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Bristol’s Modernist Architecture – The Concrete House

The Concrete House sits on a hilltop cul-de-sac in Westbury-on-Trym in NW Bristol. Designed by Amyas Connell of Connell, Ward and Lucas and  built in 1934 it is one of the earliest Modernist concrete houses in Britain.    The house … Continue reading

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MODERNIST ARCHITECTURE – THE BARBICAN, LONDON

The Barbican development. City of London.¬†Chamberlin, Powell and Bon, 1963-1982. A wet Thursday heading for the Barbican Art Gallery. We got a bit lost -as you do. The signage is almost funny in its ineffectiveness. It is more or less … Continue reading

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