Acceptance: 1940s Modern Movement Architecture

During the 1940s simple forms and new methods of construction were ideally suited to wartime conditions, producing highly practical buildings, air hangers, bus stations, etc. Gropius’s ideas on standardisation included prefabrication were remarkably prescient, as such techniques became widespread after the Second World War.


See also: 1920s1930s1950s1960s or return to Modernism Through the Decades.

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RIBA3360-53Glass House, New Canaan, Connecticut

RIBA4023Design for an underground railway and bus station for London Transport, Newbury Park, Redbridge, London

RIBA4887Green Lanes Junior School, Croxley Green, Hertfordshire: a classroom

RIBA8991Experimental box-frame house, Codicote, Hertfordshire

RIBA9691Casa Malaparte, Capri

RIBA11218Altstetten protestant church, Zurich

RIBA11286Olympic Stadium, Paavo Nurmen tie, Helsinki

RIBA13306Illustration of a prefabricated housing project for the Association of Building Technicians

RIBA14399Town Hall, Aarhus

RIBA17853Bungalow at Richmond, North Yorkshire

RIBA22038Design for the NAAFI (Navy, Army and Air Force Institutes) Club and Hostel, Catterick, Yorkshire

RIBA38734Keyhouse Unibuilt prototype semi-detached houses, Coventry

RIBA44176Essendon Primary School, Hertfordshire

RIBA51792Cecil Residential Club, Gower Street, London: the street elevation

RIBA59992"Seco" prefabs

RIBA75771Aircraft design offices and factory for Bristol Aeroplane Company, Filton, Bristol: the aircraft assembly hall

RIBA76774Bus station for London Transport, Newbury Park, Redbridge, London

RIBA76775Bus station for London Transport, Newbury Park, Redbridge, London