Eight of England’s Most Magnificent Libraries

Libraries are ingrained into the blueprints of cities worldwide. As well as their obvious educational importance, they play a substantial role culturally and historically. Read more

A Brief Introduction to Denys Lasdun

Denys Lasdun was born in 1914 and became one of Britain’s most important architects of Post-War era.Read more

The Destruction and Rebirth of Coventry Cathedral

In the 12 hours of the raids, 568 people were killed and over 4,000 homes destroyed. Read more

A Brief Introduction to High Tech

The Sainsbury’s supermarket on Camden Road in London is now Listed at Grade II: it’s the first purpose-built supermarket to be added to the List.Read more

Eight Out of this World Examples of Space-Age Architecture

On 20th July 1969, the Apollo Lunar Module landed on the moon: it was the first crewed craft to land in spaceRead more

A brief introduction to Brutalism

Loved and loathed, revered and reviled: Brutalism remains one of the most controversial and misunderstood architectural styles of the 20th century.Read more

10 of England’s Best Post-War Pubs

More public houses were built in the years 1945-1985 than in any other period in English history, yet pubs of these years are now highly threatened.Read more

7 Extraordinary Listed Post-War Housing Estates

Alexandra Road Estate was listed at Grade II* on 18th August 1993. It was the first post-war housing estate to receive protection by listing.Read more

History boys: Howell Killick Partridge & Amis

Modern architecture is too often considered a clean-slate affair, razing entire sites to start afresh with buildings shorn of any link to the past. Here we profile five HKPA projects which respond to the historic environment in very different ways.Read more

10 of England’s Best Post-War Buildings

The huge number of post-war buildings on the National Heritage List for England are wonderfully diverse. Leading expert Elain Harwood explores 10 buildings which she believes best represent the era.Read more