ARCHIVE: STUDY TOURS

A pictorial guide to some of the locations around Nice in the south of France, visited by Docomomo.UK members during June 2017, and photographed by Working Party member Stephen Games. SEE MORE

Study trip to Basel

On the first weekend in September a small but enthusiastic group was guided through Basel by resident author and architectural historian Jacques Gubler. The main focus of the trip was to explore some early low-rise high-density social housing schemes, and to determine whether they could provide any useful lessons for ustoday. Day 1: Saturday, September 6. Our tour began on the sunny south bank of the Rhine, where we made our way on foot to the Universitäts Spital by Hermann Bauer with Bräuning, Leu, Dürig and E+P Vischer Architekten (1945) with its light and airy entrance lobby and convalescing roof terrace, offering spectacular panoramic READ MORE

Housing under Parker Morris: A talk and walking tour

Architectural competitions have yielded numerous innovative public buildings, in fact a number of architects have established their careers on the back of such prestigious opportunities. But less well known are examples of buildings created as a result of competitions seeking to solve fundamental mass housing issues. For this event, pairing a talk and READ MORE

Something Concrete and Modern

DOCOMOMO-UK's tours are always interesting and welcoming events that frequently involve incidents of spontaneity and mystery, attributes that can really only be fully appreciated for those who attend. This year's tour to Newcastle-Upon-Tyne was no exception. From hidden gems to chance encounters, the tour was full of surprises, made all the more enjoyable by the erudite dialogues of our splendid guide, the architect and academic Rutter READ MORE

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