Category Archives: manchester modernist icons

highland house

Highland House

Victoria Bridge St, Salford, Leach Rhodes Walker, 1966 – 1994 at 23 storeys over the ubiquitous ground floor podium, you might be forgiven for thinking that this is just another 60’s tower but LRW who built Aldine House, also for

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Highland House

Victoria Bridge St, Salford, Leach Rhodes Walker, 1966 – 1994 at 23 storeys over the ubiquitous ground floor podium, you might be forgiven for thinking that this is just another 60’s tower but LRW who built Aldine House, also for

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an Eric Gill at the Holy Name

The Catholic Church of the Holy Name, Oxford Road by Joseph Aloysius Hansom opened in 1871 – what’s so modern about this I hear you ask? Not the taxi connection or a Smiths reference surely. No, as a memorial to the

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an Eric Gill at the Holy Name

The Catholic Church of the Holy Name, Oxford Road by Joseph Aloysius Hansom opened in 1871 – what’s so modern about this I hear you ask? Not the taxi connection or a Smiths reference surely. No, as a memorial to the

Barnes Wallis Building

Barnes Wallace Building

Had a quick wander around UMIST today, starting to ponder the possibilities…

Barnes Wallis Building

Barnes Wallace Building

Had a quick wander around UMIST today, starting to ponder the possibilities…

aldine house

Aldine House, now Riverside

New Bailey Street – Leach Rhodes Walker, 1966. Hot on the heels of their quirkily elegant Highland House, LRW’s dominance on the 60’s skyline continued in dramatic style with an entire modernist landscape created for the land commission – 5

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Aldine House, now Riverside

New Bailey Street – Leach Rhodes Walker, 1966. Hot on the heels of their quirkily elegant Highland House, LRW’s dominance on the 60’s skyline continued in dramatic style with an entire modernist landscape created for the land commission – 5

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William Temple Memorial Church, Wythenshawe

George Gaze Pace, 1963-5 – present day   George Gaze Pace is one of Britain’s finest post war church architects, and Manchester not has not one but two Pace churches. St Marks in Chadderton is a magnificent building but for

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William Temple Memorial Church, Wythenshawe

George Gaze Pace, 1963-5 – present day   George Gaze Pace is one of Britain’s finest post war church architects, and Manchester not has not one but two Pace churches. St Marks in Chadderton is a magnificent building but for

gatewayhouse

Gateway House

Station Approach, Piccadilly Rail Station, Richard Seifert & Partners,1967-9 Entering the most difficult period of British architecture, with much of its output loathed by critics and public alike, we daringly present an undisputed icon of the 60’s for this month’s

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Gateway House

Station Approach, Piccadilly Rail Station, Richard Seifert & Partners,1967-9 Entering the most difficult period of British architecture, with much of its output loathed by critics and public alike, we daringly present an undisputed icon of the 60’s for this month’s

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Toast Rack / Hollings Building

Manchester University Hollings Campus, Wilmslow Rd, LC Howitt, 1958 – 60, Grade II listed The Toast Rack has to rank as Manchester’s most unusual and audacious building, far more in fact than the much touted Iconic gestures of the 90’s

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Toast Rack / Hollings Building

Manchester University Hollings Campus, Wilmslow Rd, LC Howitt, 1958 – 60, Grade II listed The Toast Rack has to rank as Manchester’s most unusual and audacious building, far more in fact than the much touted Iconic gestures of the 90’s