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Old June 10th, 2006, 12:02 PM   #41
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very easy. It's my old uni, UCEless at Gosta Green
Bleedin'ell, i should of got that one also. I went to the old School of Printing there, mind you, it looks like they've tarted it up somewhat since my day.
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Old June 10th, 2006, 12:38 PM   #42
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How about this...



Two clues...

It's by a strong candidate for the greatest architect ever to have built in Brum.

Strictly speaking its not in Brum at all.
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Old June 14th, 2006, 12:02 AM   #43
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Oh dear, I seem to have completely killed off a really good thread

That's a Grade 1 listed building - so rated more highly by EH than the Council House or the university's Aston Webb building - designed by Sir John Soane, architect of Dulwich Picture Gallery and the good bits of the Bank of England and one of the most original architects this country's ever produced.

It's plonked down with amazing randomness on the side of the Warwick Road in Solihull.

Somebody else's turn, I think...
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Old June 14th, 2006, 10:15 PM   #44
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Here's another:

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Old June 14th, 2006, 11:54 PM   #45
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I would never have got that one.

Have you got any photos of the full building?
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Old June 15th, 2006, 12:01 AM   #46
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This is a great thread for opening your eyes to some of the Architecture you wouldn't normally notice or get to see. I wouldn't have got Bileducts and I know I've got no chance of recognising Cargohold's either!!
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Old June 15th, 2006, 12:56 AM   #47
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Here's another:

Possibly somewhere on Birmingham University's campus?
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Old June 15th, 2006, 08:58 AM   #48
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Telephone House on Newhall Street?
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Old June 15th, 2006, 05:12 PM   #49
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Definately the Telephone Exchange on Newhall Street, I fantastic exa,ple of Art Deco in Birmingham and also a secret entrance to the Anchor system
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Old June 15th, 2006, 05:20 PM   #50
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Exchange House is one of my favourite buildings
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Old June 15th, 2006, 05:25 PM   #51
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How about this piece of Victorian grandiloquence?

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Old June 15th, 2006, 06:51 PM   #52
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I would never have got that one.

Have you got any photos of the full building?
I've got a few more at home but there's not much more to see, tbh, it's tiny. I think it was built as a barn or outbuilding to the nearby Malvern Hall - Soane was doing some remodelling work on the main hall and they asked him if he could chuck something up in the grounds while he was at it.

Although it's a very small and low-profile building it's thought of as quite significant I think, as it's one of Soane's clearest examples of the moody Doric of the Greek-Italian ruins of Paestum near Naples that was a bit of an obsession of his.

I don't know who owns it or what it's used for these days but it's a pity Solihull don't do something a bit more public with it - it's a bit of a hidden gem.
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Old June 15th, 2006, 08:34 PM   #53
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Telephone House on Newhall Street?
Spot on Foxtrot and the others.

One of my favorite buildings in the city but a sod to photograph because it's so closed in by it's neighbours.

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Old June 15th, 2006, 11:10 PM   #54
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How about this piece of Victorian grandiloquence?

This is killing me, i know this building, i know i know this building, someone put me out of my misery .... please
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Old June 16th, 2006, 12:52 AM   #55
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This is killing me, i know this building, i know i know this building, someone put me out of my misery .... please
its an old warehouse that was converted to social housing about 8 years ago, its on the left at the first set of traffic lights as you come off the hockley flyover, but cant remember its name xx
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Old June 16th, 2006, 12:54 AM   #56
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The corner of Essex Street and Inge Street, behind the Hippodrome.
amazing how quickly you forget stuff thats been cleared, now southside
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Old June 16th, 2006, 01:11 AM   #57
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an easy one

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Old June 16th, 2006, 01:42 AM   #58
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another easy one

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Old June 16th, 2006, 01:44 AM   #59
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a little more difficult lads and ladies

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Old June 16th, 2006, 04:07 AM   #60
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That would be the filthy stairs next to Debenhams with lift from Edgbaston Street to Queensway.
I know its open 24hrs but a mop over twice a week or something, it always looks cheap.

And a guess on the fence, part of the Park Central workings?
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