Integrated Design

Modernist influences

A Modernist style bus shelter

Photographed by Topical Press
Architect: Charles Holden (1875-1960) for Adams Holden & Pearson
Copyright: TfL from the London Transport Museum collection


As well as the typical standard rectangular waiting shelter, Holden also designed a compact circular bus shelter with seats placed in each quadrant of the circle. The Modernist style of the structure took its influence from the street architecture that Holden had observed whilst travelling in northern Europe. Whilst simple and visually appealing, the shelter unfortunately offered little protection from the elements.
 
 
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