Friday, September 12, 2014

1075. Boots Building, Beeston, Nottingham, UK















Dear Dennis,


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.

Best wishes,
R

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