CONVENOR - Jane Austin
DAY - Monday or Tuesday
VENUE - Member's Home, unless stated otherwise.
TIME - 14.00, unless stated otherwise.
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Art Nouveau? Modernist? Prairie? Utilitarianism? Brutalist? Constructivist? Bauhaus? Groundscraper? ……
We’re a lively bunch of enthusiastic ‘modernists’ who all share a passion for and appreciation of Modern Architecture. We meet monthly, usually on Monday or Tuesday afternoons. That said, we aim to be as flexible as possible to fit in around members’ availability. As well as studying modern architecture and learning more about the architects behind some of the most iconic buildings of the 20th and 21st C, we’re also planning visits to some of the outstanding examples in and around London, and further afield.
|19/08/19 or 20/09/19||DENYS LANSDUN AND THE BRUTALIST MOVEMENT. Brutalism had its roots in modernism and placed an emphasis on materials, textures and construction as well as functionality and equality. The brutalist architects challenged conventional ideas of what a building should look like, focussing on the interior as much as the exterior, often making a feature of service towers, lifts, plumbing and ventilation ducts. Brutalist architecture was once despised. The severe building forms, characterised by massive angular blocks of rough, unfinished concrete, were harshly criticised when they appeared in post-war Britain. However, Brutalism is now being looked at with fresh eyes. Buildings - once regarded as ugly and mposing - are now being appreciated…. and London is home to some of the finest and most iconic examples in the world.||Member's home (Please check with convenor)|
Planned for later in the year a guided architectural tour of the National Theatre, South Bank, London.