Connell, Ward and Lucas

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Concrete House

Amyas Connell (Eltham, New Zealand 1901-1980 London) came from New Zealand to introduce the ‘modernist architectural’ style to the United Kingdom. Together with Basil Ward and Colin Lucas they formed the architectural practice Connell, Ward and Lucas (1933-1939).

Following the highly successful ‘High and Over’ house of 1931 in Amersham, the practice were responsible for the ‘Sun Houses’ nearby and for ‘Concrete House’ in Bristol in 1934.

Whereas the ‘Sun Houses’ still show elements of the classical world, ‘Concrete House’ embraces ‘modernism’ fully by using large areas of glass, cantilevers and thin reinforced concrete walls.

 

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IMG_3391IMG_3393IMG_3394IMG_3740IMG_3741IMG_3743Amyas Connell and Basil WardSun HousesAmersham, 1930sIMG_3746IMG_3748IMG_3749IMG_3750