Fifties Neo-Vernacular

'Fifties Neo-Vernacular

Small black and white prints found in the plan chest. I believe these show new buildings for Gresham’s School in Holt, Norfolk designed by Grenfell Baines & Hargreaves of Preston (later renamed Building Design Partnership) and photographed soon after completion (1959-1960?). Simple roof forms, minimal porches, panels of rustic materials and a festive lantern with weathercock.

George Grenfell Baines
, founder of BDP.

More from the bottom drawer.

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