Precursors of High Tech

From the Iron Bridge of 1779, the world’s first all metal prefabricated structure, through metal framed glasshouses, Victorian train sheds, Crystal Palace, the Festival of Britain to the Smithson’s divisive school at Hunstanton we show examples of “high tech” architecture of the day. 

View additional images of cottages from the RIBA Collections which are available to download, purchase as prints or licence.

Also see: Flats Gallery, Terraced Houses Gallery, At Home In Britain.

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Clothes lines, Glencaple, near DumfriesRIBA10714

 
37 Bidston Road, Oxton, Birkenhead, Merseyside: the dining roomRIBA3727

 
Alexander Fleming House, Elephant and Castle, Southwark, LondonRIBA2518-9

 
Alton East Estate, Roehampton, London: view of the staggered terrace of houses with twelve-storey point blocks in the backgroundRIBA34554


Alton West Estate, Roehampton, London: Lynn Chadwick's sculpture 'The Watchers' with the point blocks beyondRIBA59327

 
Alton West Estate, Roehampton, London: the staggered line of old people's cottagesRIBA4620

 
Battersea 'A' Power Station, London, by nightRIBA2478

 
Berthold Lubetkin in top hat beside caryatid at the entrance to Highpoint Two, North Hill, Highgate, LondonRIBA2902-26


Black & White Milk Bar, Gray's Inn Road, London, at nightRIBA2561-10

 
Breves Lalique Galleries, Bond Street, LondonRIBA5151

 
Christ Church, Spitalfields, London, seen from Brushfield StreetRIBA3722

 
Decimus BurtonRIBA3643-71


Design for a poster for the Central Liquor Control Board entitled 'Use and Beauty' to decorate a pub or canteen, possibly in the Carlisle areaRIBA4081

 
Design for a proposed new front for the North Briton public house, 10 New North Road, Hoxton, LondonRIBA21225

 
Design for a wallpaper entitled 'The Callum'RIBA4113

 
Design for Bromley Hall School for children with physical disabilities, Bromley Hall Road, Tower Hamlets, LondonRIBA20216


Design for Calverley Grange (now Pembury Grange), Sandown Park, Pembury, Kent: elevation, for Neville WardRIBA29448

 
Design for Frinton Park Estate, Frinton-on-Sea, EssexRIBA4022

 
Design for Gatwick Airport: ground floor plan of the terminal building known as 'The Beehive'RIBA36739

 
Design for the Brook Street Hill Garden Village, Brentwood, Essex, for Homesteads Ltd.: plan with perspective details showing examples of proposed housesRIBA36537


Design for the interior decoration of the Chapel of St Joseph, Oratory of St Philip Neri, Brompton Road, Kensington, LondonRIBA4033

 
Designs for Broadleys (now Windermere Motor Boat Club), Gillhead, near Cartmel Fell, Lake Windermere, Cumbria, for Arthur Currer Briggs: perspective of terrace front with inset floor plansRIBA3087-37

 
Dreamland, Margate, KentRIBA3309-51

 
Eames House, 206 Chautauqua Way, Pacific Palisades, Los AngelesRIBA3440-58


Flats in Holford Square, Finsbury, London: view showing the triaxial plan form of the spiral staircase of Bevin CourtRIBA5251

 
Laboratories for the Metropolitan Water Board at New River Head, Rosebery Avenue, London: the entrance hall and corridorRIBA72715

 
Norman FosterRIBA2785-21

 
Penguin Pool, London Zoo, Regent's Park, London: the elliptical pool and rampRIBA2427-3


Philharmonie, BerlinRIBA3519-62

 
Skylon, Festival of Britain, South Bank, LondonRIBA2706-17


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