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Guide to London's Contemporary Architecture - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780750607827, 9781483278346

Guide to London's Contemporary Architecture

1st Edition

Authors: Kenneth Allinson Victoria Thornton
eBook ISBN: 9781483278346
Imprint: Butterworth-Heinemann
Published Date: 9th March 1994
Page Count: 144
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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



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


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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

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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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