Modernism

Form Follows Function

Designs are based purely on the building's purpose. It is common to find asymmetrical compositions and the use of geometric forms, often with flat roofs, linear elements and projecting cantilevers.

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RIBA2088Hillfield (House A), Whipsnade Zoo Estate, Whipsnade: the sun-catch

 
RIBA5113Royal Festival Hall, Festival of Britain, South Bank, London: the riverside facade and terrace

 
RIBA8249Sea Lane House, Angmering-on-Sea, West Sussex


RIBA11303Central Shopping Precinct, Coventry: the lower precinct by night

 
RIBA13286Design for the French government tourist office and the Societe Nationale de Chemins de Fer office, 127 avenue des Champs-Elysees, Paris

 
RIBA36060Design for Clarke's Close (the Finsbury Estate), Finsbury, London: perspective view showing housing blocks


RIBA36641Competition design for a restaurant, Festival of Britain Exhibition, South Bank, London: perspective view by night

 
RIBA44960Bus garage for London Transport, Stockwell, London: close-up of the Landsdowne Way entrance

 
RIBA51321Palacio do Planalto (Highland Palace), Praca dos Tres Poderes (Square of the Three Powers), Brasilia: the public hall with access ramp between the first and second floors


RIBA54721Gatwick Airport: main concourse with check-in on the right

 
RIBA55024Coventry railway station

 
RIBA69629Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, Fifth Avenue, New York


RIBA80791Model of Eveline Lowe Primary School, Southwark, London

 
RIBA87282Factory for Boots Pure Drug Company, Beeston, Nottinghamshire: the 'wets' building

 
RIBA101128Warehouse and distribution centre for Max Factor & Co. Inc., West Howe, Bournemouth, Dorset, at night