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House in Colchester (1967)

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House in Colchester (1978)

Architect’s Statement
Bryan Thomas trained at the Architectural Association 1945-1950, and worked with David Stern and later with Wells Coates and his partner Michael Lyell in London. In 1957 he set up his own practice in Colchester, Essex, producing a number of houses locally, many of which he has since revisited to extend and upgrade for the 21st century. Perhaps Thomas’ most iconic house is the House on the Heath, built in 1974, and in 1960 he designed and built the Chatto House for British gardener Beth Chatto. Thomas has built houses both for himself and his family. His most recent project in Alresford, Essex, completed in 2006, and in 2013 he received a commendation in the Sunday Times’ British Homes Award.

Bryan Wilson is one of a number of entries recently added to our Directory of Architects and Designers. For modern properties for sale and to let in the UK, visit The Modern House.

 

 

 

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Narein Perera, Estate Bungalow. Image: Malaka Weligodapola / Taschen

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Marte. Marte, Mountain Cabin. Image: Marc Lins / Taschen

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Tyin, Boathouse. Image: Pasi Aalto / Taschen

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In-Tenta, Drop Eco-Hotel. Image: Estudibasic, Manel Duró and Marta Gordillo

This new title from Taschen, ‘Life in the woods: Creative cabin architecture’, examines how architects from around the world have approached the concept of the remote, minimal, low-impact home. It combines text, photography and contemporary illustrations to showcase some of the most innovative examples of architectural cabins, ranging from from an artist studio on the Suffolk coast in England, to eco-home huts in the Western Ghats region of India. It features work from architects including Renzo Piano, Tom Kundig and Terunobu Fujimori. For more information visit Taschen.

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Villa B by Tectoniques Architects, in Lyon, France, completed in 2013. The timber-framed house is a prefabricated modular construction built on a concrete base. It has a perforated larch cladding facade, and three ceiling-height window panels which frame the surrounding landscape. Photography: Erick Saillet.

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‘Structuralism’
Het Nieuwe Institute, Museumpark 25, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
Until 11 January 2015

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Herman Hertzberger’s Centraal Beheer, Apeldoorn. Image: Aviodrome Luchtfotografie

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Herman Hertzberger’s Centraal Beheer, newly reopened in 1972. Image: Johan van der Keuken

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Design by Dutch Structuralist Piet Blom, 1965. Image: Het Nieuwe Instituut.

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Herman Hertzberger. Muziekcentrum Vredenburg. Image: Herman Hertzberger

This exhibition is in two parts, the first of which focuses on the work of Herman Hertzberger, one of the main proponents of Structuralist architecture in The Netherlands. This section has been curated by Hertzberger in partnership with the Het Nieuwe Institute, which holds a collection of his work including photographs, models and over 10,000 sketches. The second part covers work by a range of architects from the movement, including Aldo van Eyck and Piet Blom. Dutch Structuralism, a movement in architecture in the late ’50s and early ’60s, is the country’s main contribution to the modern architecture of the second half of the 20th century. The institute’s director, Guus Beumer, has described it as being a ‘collectivist movement’ with a ‘deep humanistic language’. For more information on the exhibition visit the Het Nieuwe Institute website.

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Living Room
Gameroom : Big gameroom or second living downstairs with bath.
This mid-century modern property sits on 0.8 acres of land in Highland Park West, Austin, Texas. The living room features wood floors, vaulted ceilings, exposed beams and clerestory windows. The master bedroom has a large sun porch leading off it, and downstairs is a games room and guest studio. It is currently on the market for $599,900. For more information visit The Value of Architecture.

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