The Norm: 1960s Modern Movement Architecture

The 1960s is the last decade of the Modern Movement in Britain. It is now completely mainstream and part of the Brave New World of innovation and technology.  It also coincides with an economic boom. This can be seen in a proliferation of commercial buildings and a growth in public architecture, including the new universities to cater for the post-war baby boom generation and of course, public housing.


See also: 1920s1930s1940s1950s, or return to Modernism Through the Decades.

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RIBA2554-10Metropolitan Cathedral of Christ the King, Liverpool: pyramid of one of the heavy concrete roofs over Lutyens's cantilvered staircase to the crypt in the foreground with the cathedral behind

RIBA5181Economist Building, 25 St James's Street, London

RIBA5182Elephant and Rhino House, London Zoo, Regent's Park, London

RIBA5184House for Mr O'Flaherty, Kinsale

RIBA5226St Catherine's College, Oxford: a residential block

RIBA5754Chichester Festival Theatre

RIBA10404Royal College of Physicians, 11 St Andrew's Place, Regent's Park, London: oblique view of the main entrance from the south with the Wolfson lecture theatre in the foreground

RIBA10454Cathedral Church of St Michael, Coventry: the steps and entrance porch with the bronze sculpture of 'St Michael subduing the Devil'

RIBA10474Chichester Festival Theatre

RIBA11437St. Mary's Cathedral, Tokyo

RIBA18465Engineering Building, University of Leicester

RIBA19123Spence House on the Beaulieu River, Hampshire: the balcony on the south front overlooking the river and downstream to Buckler's Hard

RIBA30396Our Lady Star of the Sea, Desertegney, County Donegal

RIBA50799Bodleian Law Library, St Cross Building, University of Oxford

RIBA50847Harvey Court, West Road, Gonville and Caius College, Cambridge: the north-west corner

RIBA75949Centrepoint, 101 New Oxford Street, London, nearing completion

RIBA76465Wolfson Hall student residence, Maryhill Road, Glasgow University: the dining hall from the east