Jan 14 2012: A Gallery of Twenty-Four Photographs and Case Studies from Architectural Review (March 1966)

These twenty-four photographs show a group of buildings deemed notable by the editors of Architectural Review magazine in March 1966, and their subjects range from the obscure to the iconic, from Sydney Opera House under construction to Peter Bicknell’s Ornithological Research and Exhibition Building at Slimbridge, Gloustershire, created for The Wildfowl Trust. Alongside these we find a new Faculty of Commerce and Social Science on the Birmingham University campus, the Israeli El Al Airline offices on Regent Street, London, and the Banque Lambert, Brussels, built by Skidmore, Owings & Merrill. The styles range from the red-brick to the neo-Scandinavian, the monumental to the intimate, but all share a leaning towards Modernism in aesthetics, showing that the later shift towards a less distinctive style and an approach that distrusted rather than embraced the ‘new’ was yet, at this stage, to really take hold.

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