Howell Killick Partridge & Amis
Paperback by Geraint Franklin
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The Roehampton Lane (Alton West) estate is widely acclaimed as one of the seminal works of the Modern Movement in Britain. Less well known is the identity of its designers, four ambitious young architects in the employ of the London County Council: Bill Howell, John Killick, John Partridge and Stan Amis. Launched into practice with a maverick design for Churchill College, Cambridge, their output ranged from additions to Oxford and Cambridge colleges to theatres, houses and government buildings.
Deriving a distinctive design language from revealed structure and highly modelled surfaces, HKPA developed a rich, allusive and extrovert architecture. Although a mastery of pre-cast concrete and a preference for raw finishes earned them an early reputation as Brutalists, their sensitivity to context, refined sense of light and materials and eye for the qualities of historic buildings transcends any single style.
The author has combined interviews with archival research to tell the story of the individuals, collaborations and aspirations behind the built and unrealised projects. Lavishly illustrated with new photography by James O. Davies and images from the practice archive, this book is a must for architects, students and enthusiasts wanting to discover this key practice in British post-war architecture.
- Who were Howell Killick Partridge & Amis?
- Roehampton Lane
- Churchill College
- Learning elsewhere
- Law and Order
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- Series: Architectural History
- Publication Status: Completed
- Format: Paperback
- Physical Size: 240 x 170 mm
- Pages: 228
- Illustrations: 144, colour
- ISBN: 9781848022751
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