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Post pictures of Art-Deco buildings in Britain.


Only 10 small or 5 large pictures maximum per post please!

Ill start :

London Art-Deco buildings :

Carlton Cinema
Architect : George Coles.1930.



OXO Tower
Architect : Albert Moore.1928.



Barkers Department Store
Architect : Bernard George.1933.



Dorchester Hotel
Architect : William Curtis Green.1930-31.



National Radiator Company
Architects : Raymond Hood and C.Gordon Jeeves.1929.



BBC Broadcasting House
Architect : George Val Myer.1930-32.



Greater London House
Architects : M.E and O.H Collins with A.G Porri.1926-8.



Hoover Factory
Architects : Wallis Gilbert & Partners.1931-38.



Battersea Power Station
Architects : Sir Giles Gilbert Scott with Halliday & Agate.1930-34.



Royal Institute of British Architects
Architect : George Grey Wornum.1932-34.

 

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And i'll post some pics of art deco Sheffield buildings now. :)

The Showroom Cinema:



Commercial House (Recently refurbished, but I can't find any newer images):

This was it before:


Central Library (in need of a clean):



City Hall:



That'll do. There's more smaller ones, but I can't be bothered to post them all.
 

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Fish Bar - Oakwood, Leeds




Leeds General Infirmary - random wing




Leeds Station concourse









Leeds University









Queens Hotel and Travel centre




 

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Not a popular style in Cardiff but there are some examples

The white apartments (i think they arnt that old though)



The main station (the outside isnt so Deco but the interior is)



interior (similar to Leeds)



Temple of Peace in the civic cetner





interior





There are a few others i know but not many.
 

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Battersea Power Station is the finest building on earth. Anyone seen that really old film the gorgon? Damn I love that building.
 

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I think this is classed as Art Deco:

Welcome to Dudley Zoo! Just down the road from me... :shifty:

Entrance




The bear "pit" :eek:


One of the abandoned kiosks dotted around the zoo


Another one


Polar bear "pavillion" :|


 

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Im afraid to say, NONE of these buildings are art deco.



And i'll post some pics of art deco Sheffield buildings now. :)

The Showroom Cinema:



Commercial House (Recently refurbished, but I can't find any newer images):

This was it before:


Central Library (in need of a clean):



City Hall:



That'll do. There's more smaller ones, but I can't be bothered to post them all.
 

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Im afraid to say, NONE of these buildings are art deco
These might be, the first one would be definately would be (provided it was built sometime between 1919-1939)

The Central Library is art deco, seeing as it was built in 1934 but also displays the typical signs , Its windows are a dead give away in that they lack the floral and roman revival styles and ornamentation of the victorian and art nouveau eras and are more geometrical in shape (s) and ornamentation and patterns (the bases of the coloumns are different alot of the time, the patterns ON the windows are a dead give away.) and are more simplistic looking by comparison

It's in a "neo-classical" style of Art deco as opposed to Art deco moderne (which is the far more overtly streamlined stuff you get in places such as South beach Miami ) and has alot in common with the bases of skyscrapers you got in the inter war years in America.


I'd be surprised if this wasn't art deco (unless it was the revival style in the late forties and fifties.)
The Showroom Cinema:



Commercial House (Recently refurbished, but I can't find any newer images):


This one might be too, perhaps a late one... maybe the forties...


The city hall might be inside, outside however it isn't ,it is neo classical.
 

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Yeah, fair enough about the City Hall. It is Art Deco inside (in the main hall atleast), and it was designed in 1920.

The Showroom was built in 1936, and I can't find ant information on Commercial house.
 

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Some Glasgow ones

The Beresford Hotel.


The Odeon(now closed)


Weirs


Glasgow School of Art


There is loads of old Art Deco Cinemas etc. in Glasgow.

Can we include demolished buildings?
 

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Commercial House (Recently refurbished, but I can't find any newer images):

This one might be too, perhaps a late one... maybe the forties...

Glasgow School of Art. Wow.

Barclays Sheffield is probably a faux 1930s building built in the 1950s. Leeds has one on Park Row.


 

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There are a few nice art deco buildings up the Great Western Road heading into Anniesland Mr.B. The Glasgow School of Art has been described as the finest building on earth. The exterior only tells half the story - the interior is beyond description with epic attention to detail. If you are in Glasgow and appreciate art deco you MUST visit that building.
 

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There are a few nice art deco buildings up the Great Western Road heading into Anniesland Mr.B. The Glasgow School of Art has been described as the finest building on earth. The exterior only tells half the story - the interior is beyond description with epic attention to detail. If you are in Glasgow and appreciate art deco you MUST visit that building.
It's an incredible building but it's not Art Deco or even Modernist.It's the finest building of the aesthetic movement which started in the 1880's,the Arts and Crafts/Art Nouveau period.
 
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