Monday, 24 October 2016

High Tech architecture - join us for a ride

Our next architecture ride will be on Saturday 29 October.

Our next architecture ride - we may see some tall buildings.
We will look at British High Tech architecture in Inner London. The style is sometimes called Structural Expressionism and is found in railway stations, commercial buildings, and housing. We will see the Gherkin, the Lloyd’s Building, and much else, both good and bad!

We will consider some of the ideas behind the tradition, and how they work out, or sometimes fail to work out, in the buildings.

The ride will be led by Anthony Gilmour. Meet at 10.15 for 10.30am by the railway bridge near the junction of Lambeth Palace Road and Westminster Bridge Road (map).

We will stop for lunch at Inn the Park, the cafĂ© in St James’s Park. The ride will end at about 4.00pm.

For some background on the style, see this useful paper High Tech architecture (PDF download) by Colin Davies.