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Bern Technical College, Bern, Switzerland (circa 1947).
Designed by H. Brechbuhler and Dubach & Gloor, built 1937-9.
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Bern Technical College, Bern, Switzerland (circa 1947).

Designed by H. Brechbuhler and Dubach & Gloor, built 1937-9.

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Candilis-Josic-Woods: Urbanisme

Le Carré Bleu n.3 1961

Competition for a satellite city near Toulouse (France)

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The construction of Sturrock Dock, Cape Town, South Africa (circa 1943-5).

One of the first graving docks to be built in Cape Town, completed in 1945.

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Construction of the spillway dam at the Bonneville Dam, Oregon/ Washington, USA (circa 1936).
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Construction of the spillway dam at the Bonneville Dam, Oregon/ Washington, USA (circa 1936).

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Francombe House, Bristol (circa January 1960).
Designed by Bristol City Council. One of the first planned blocks to be completed on the St Mary Redcliffe estate in south Bristol.
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Francombe House, Bristol (circa January 1960).

Designed by Bristol City Council. One of the first planned blocks to be completed on the St Mary Redcliffe estate in south Bristol.

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Model of the St Mary’s Redcliffe estate, Bristol (circa January 1960).
Designed by Bristol City Council. The final scheme varied from this model with the two Y-shaped blocks in the background being replaced with a larger design and the green space in front of them being developed as a school.
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Model of the St Mary’s Redcliffe estate, Bristol (circa January 1960).

Designed by Bristol City Council. The final scheme varied from this model with the two Y-shaped blocks in the background being replaced with a larger design and the green space in front of them being developed as a school.

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The construction of Charles House, Kensington High Street, London (circa 1950) - now demolished.

Prior to construction, the site was used as a makeshift ambulance depot, which fuelled rumours that Charles House was originally designed as a hospital before being changed to an office building mid-construction. It’s widely agreed that this isn’t true but it makes an interesting tale.

Charles House was designed by Arthur S. Ash and built 1948-50. It was constructed using a reinforced concrete frame with brick cladding. The second image shows the stages of construction in February, June and August 1949. It has since been demolished to make way for an eco-village.

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Artist’s impression of Glasgow Green concept, Glasgow (circa 1952).
Sketched by Sam Bunton for Glasgow District Council. An early concept plan to redevelop Glasgow Green into high rise social housing blocks.
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Artist’s impression of Glasgow Green concept, Glasgow (circa 1952).

Sketched by Sam Bunton for Glasgow District Council. An early concept plan to redevelop Glasgow Green into high rise social housing blocks.

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Municipal Hospital, Basel, Switzerland (circa 1947).
Built 1941-5.
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Municipal Hospital, Basel, Switzerland (circa 1947).

Built 1941-5.