Procrete

Sketch of Main Post Office, Vancouver, Canada (c. 1958)
"The opening of the Main Post Office in 1958 marked a new phase in Vancouver’s development and growth as a regional centre in the postwar era. Today however, more than 50 years after this complex opened to the public, Canada Post’s operations have changed so extensively that a new Regional Mail Handling Facility is under construction near the airport, leaving the future of this fine building in doubt. The federal government plans to sell the building and to date, no potential buyer has agreed to purchase and save this public landmark." - HVS View high resolution

Sketch of Main Post Office, Vancouver, Canada (c. 1958)

"The opening of the Main Post Office in 1958 marked a new phase in Vancouver’s development and growth as a regional centre in the postwar era. Today however, more than 50 years after this complex opened to the public, Canada Post’s operations have changed so extensively that a new Regional Mail Handling Facility is under construction near the airport, leaving the future of this fine building in doubt. The federal government plans to sell the building and to date, no potential buyer has agreed to purchase and save this public landmark." - HVS

De Drie Hoven housing complex for the elderly, Amsterdam, The Netherlands.
Herman Hertzberger, 1964-1974. View high resolution

De Drie Hoven housing complex for the elderly, Amsterdam, The Netherlands.

Herman Hertzberger, 1964-1974.

Centraal Beheer head office, Apeldoorn, The Netherlands.

Herman Hertzberger, 1968-1972.

Vredenburg Music Centre, Utrecht, The Netherlands.
Herman Hertzberger, 1973-1978. View high resolution

Vredenburg Music Centre, Utrecht, The Netherlands.

Herman Hertzberger, 1973-1978.

St Bride’s Roman Catholic Church, East Kilbride, Scotland (c. 1964)
Designed by Gillespie, Kidd & Coia, and built 1957-1964. View high resolution

St Bride’s Roman Catholic Church, East Kilbride, Scotland (c. 1964)

Designed by Gillespie, Kidd & Coia, and built 1957-1964.

Avenham housing scheme, Preston, England (built 1957-61)

Designed by James Stirling and James Gowan, the housing project replaced an area of Victorian slum housing. Consisting of 62 properties, the scheme combined a rigid plan with staggered windows, overscaled elements and awkward junctures between brick, concrete and wood components to reflect the working class housing on the site previously in a Brutalist manner.

South Hill Park terraced houses, Hampstead, London (c. 1957)
Designed by Howell & Amis. Built 1953-56. View high resolution

South Hill Park terraced houses, Hampstead, London (c. 1957)

Designed by Howell & Amis. Built 1953-56.

De Meerpaal, Dronten, Flevoland, The Netherlands (c. 1967)

Designed by Frank van Klingeren, it was the first manifestation of the architect’s ‘agora’ concept which sought to create a multi-purpose space for sports, markets, entertainment and community centre. Within the glazed, steel box were a number of zones for each use. The building was radically reconfigured in 2005, although retaining its original use, albeit in a new format.

St Peter’s College Roman Catholic Seminary, Cardross, Scotland (c. 1966)
Designed by Gillespie, Kidd & Coia. Built 1958-1966. View high resolution

St Peter’s College Roman Catholic Seminary, Cardross, Scotland (c. 1966)

Designed by Gillespie, Kidd & Coia. Built 1958-1966.

The Sea and Ships Pavilion at the Festival of Britain, London (c. 1951). Sir Basil Spence & Partners. View high resolution

The Sea and Ships Pavilion at the Festival of Britain, London (c. 1951). Sir Basil Spence & Partners.