1075. Boots Building, Beeston, Nottingham, UK
The Boots D10 Building in Nottingham is largely considered to be one of the most expressive examples of functional architecture and a masterpiece of the Modern Movement. A wonderful sense of lightness is achieved in this building thanks to the extensive use of glazing that gives evidence of the activity within the almost entirely transparent building. This and other details such as the beveled floor slab's edge were later reinterpreted by Stirling and Gowan in their much celebrated Leicester Engineering building.