Guide to London's Contemporary Architecture

Guide to London's Contemporary Architecture

1st Edition - March 9, 1994

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  • Authors: Kenneth Allinson, Victoria Thornton
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483278346

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Guide to London's Contemporary Architecture provides a guide to the wealth of architecture completed in London. The book first offers information on the buildings located in the City of London and the Docklands. These include the Broadgate Complex, Alban Gate, Bracken House, Whitechapel Art Gallery, Queen Street offices, Girozentrale Vienna, Minster Court, Billingsgate Securities Market, Canary Wharf, Financial Times Printing Works, Isle of Dogs Neighborhood Center, Reuters Technical Services Centre, and the David Mellor building. The publication examines the structures found in the East End, West End, and north London. Discussions focus on Sainsbury Wing, National Gallery, Sackler Gallery, Queen Elizabeth II Conference Center, Richmond House, Clore Gallery, Lauriston Studios, Leyton Fire Station, Lisson/Bell Street galleries, Lisson Grove offices and flats, Sainsbury supermarket and housing, Crowndale Centre, Nightingale house, and the Bisterne Avenue apartments. The text takes a look at the edifices located in west London, including Richmond Riverside, Sterling Hilton Hotel, Thames Wharf Studios, St Mary's Church, Barnes, Metropolis Studios, and the Fowler/Jestico house. The publication is a dependable reference for architects and design engineers interested in the architecture of London.

Table of Contents

  • Preface


    London: Significant Contemporary Dialogues

    A. The City of London

    A1. Lloyd's of London

    A2. Broadgate Complex

    A3. Alban Gate

    A4. Bracken House

    A5. Whitechapel Gallery

    City Directions 1: Post-Modernism

    A6. Fenchurch Street Offices

    A7. Queen Street Offices

    A8. Girozentrale Vienna

    A9. Cornhill Offices

    A10. Minster Court

    A11. 85 London Wall

    A12. Fleet Place

    City directions 2: Hi-Tech

    A13. Billingsgate Securities Market

    A14. Insignia House

    A15. Milton Gate

    B. Docklands

    Isle of Dogs and the Royals

    B1. Heron Quays Development

    B2. Canary Wharf

    Three Housing Developments:

    B3. Cascades

    B4. Ferry Street

    B5. Compass Point

    Two Pumping Stations:

    B6. Stewart Street Pumping Station

    B7. Royal Victoria Dock Pumping Station

    B8. Financial Times Printing Works

    B9. Reuters Technical Services Centre

    B10. Isle of Dogs Neighbourhood Centre

    B11. Thames Flood Barrier

    Wapping and Limehouse

    B12. Roy Square

    B13. Shadwell Basin

    B14. Tobacco Dock

    B15. La Lumiere

    Butler's Wharf and Surrey Docks

    B16. Horselydown Development

    B17. Design Museum

    Two Small Office Buildings:

    B18. David Mellor Building

    B19. Saffron Wharf

    Two by CZWG:

    B20.The Circle

    B21. China Wharf

    B22. Hays Galleria

    Surrey Docks

    B23. Wolfe Crescent

    B24. The Lakes

    B25. Greenland Passage

    B26. Finland Quay West

    C. The East End

    C1. Lauriston Studios

    C2. Leyton Fire Station

    Queen Mary & Westfield College:

    C3. Library

    C4. Student Accommodation

    D. The West End

    D1. Embankment Place

    D2. Sainsbury Wing

    D3. Sackler Gallery

    D4. Comyn Ching

    D5. Stukeley Place

    D6. Imagination

    D7. Stevens Building

    D8. Queen Elizabeth II Conference Centre

    D9. Richmond House

    The Tate Gallery:

    D10. Clore Gallery

    D11. Restaurants

    D12. Bookshop

    D13. Crown Reach

    D14. Vauxhall Cross

    D15. Channel Four

    Central Interiors

    Two Restaurants:

    D16. Stephen Bull Restaurant

    D17. Now and Zen

    D18. Legends

    Two Disparate Shops

    D19. Whistles

    D20. Jigsaw

    Four at Brompton Cross:

    D21. Joseph

    D22. Joe's Cafe

    D23. Issey Miyake

    D24 Wilson & Gough

    E. Heading North

    West of Regents Park: Marylebone, Paddington, and Beyond

    E1. Regent's Park Villas

    E2. The Mound Stand

    Three in Lisson Grove:

    E3. Michael Hopkins' Office

    E4. Lisson/Bell Street Galleries

    E5. Lisson Grove Offices and Flats

    E6. Saatchi Gallery

    Four by Jeremy & Fenella Dixon:

    E7 Ashmill Street Housing

    E8. Clifton Nursery

    E9. Lanark Road Housing

    E10. St Mark's Road Housing

    E11. Lancaster Road Offices

    Around Kings Cross

    E12. ITN

    E13. British Library

    E14. Grimaldi Park House

    Around Battle and Winchester Bridges:

    E15. Bridge Wharf

    E16. Regent's Wharf

    E17. Porters South

    E18. Porters North

    East and North of Regents Park: Camden and Kentish Towns

    E19. TV-AM

    E20. Sainsbury Supermarket and Housing

    E21. Agar Studios

    E22. Two Houses by David Wild

    Four More in Camden:

    E23. Jazz Café

    E24. Bruges Place

    E25. Crowndale Centre

    E26. One Off Studio

    Around Hampstead Heath and Beyond Five Private Houses:

    E27. Burton House

    E28. Van Heyningen/Haward House

    E29. Blackburn House

    E30. Weinreb House

    E31. Nightingale House

    E32. Coutts Crescent

    E33. Highgate Group Practice

    E34. Bisterne Avenue Apartments

    E35. Walthamstow Coroner's Court

    E36. Epping Town Hall

    F. Going West

    F1. Thames Wharf Studios

    F2. St Mary's Church, Barnes

    F3. The Ark

    F4. Metropolis Studios

    Stockley Park:

    F5. (A1.2, 1.2,2.1,2.3)

    F6. (A3.1, 1.3,2.2, 3.2, B1,5,7)

    F7. The Arena

    F8. (B3) Norman Foster

    F9. (B8) Ian Ritchie

    F10. (B2/B4) Troughton McAsLan

    F11.(W3) Eric Parry

    F12. Bedfont Lakes

    F13. Richmond Riverside

    F14. Sterling Hilton Hotel

    F15. Homebase

    F16. Fowler/Jestico House

    F17. Knight House

    F18. John Lewis Department Store

    G. South of the Thames

    G1. Imperial War Museum

    G2. Lambeth Community Care Centre

    G3. Foster offices

    G4. Bricklayer's Arms

    G5. Doctor's surgery

    Two Housing Projects in Brixton:

    G6. Vining Street Housing

    G7. Strathleven & Mauleverer Road Housing

    G8. Carshalton Theatre

    H. Transport Architecture

    H1. Waterloo International Terminal

    H2. Stansted Airport

    H3. East Croydon Station

    H4. Redhill Station

    H5. Tottenham Hale Station

    H6. Bridge Control Room

    H7. Docklands Light Railway Stations

    Index of Architects

    Index of Buildings

    Photographic Credits

Product details

  • No. of pages: 144
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Butterworth-Heinemann 1994
  • Published: March 9, 1994
  • Imprint: Butterworth-Heinemann
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483278346

About the Authors

Kenneth Allinson

He is the co-founder of Architectural Dialogue, a research consultancy that organizes architectural study visits, is the author of two books on the architectural profession and design management, three editions of a guide to London's Contemporary Architecture and is responsible for the Meetings with Buildings web site

Affiliations and Expertise

Ken Allinson is an architect, an architectural writer and lecturer. He is a founding trustee of Open House and co-founder of Architectural Dialogue Ltd

Victoria Thornton

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