Wednesday26 July 2017

Alan Powers Contributors

Building Design

Stories by this contributor.

  • Sir Hugh Casson PRA – Making Friends

    17 June 2013

    Hugh Casson’s personality overshadowed his architecture, which is overdue a reappraisal

  • How health and hygiene dominated inter-war modernist architecture

    22 February 2008

    Paul Overy’s book explores the links between the inter-war modern movement and social preoccupations with health and hygiene, writes Alan Powers

  • Social housing’s ambivalent legacy

    The Williams Report

    The canon of supposedly great social housing includes many schemes that people put forward as their most hated buildings

  • A Russian resurrection

    BD Magazine - Refurbishment - May 2007

    The Russian Orthodox Cathedral in Kensington, west London, is a stylistically broad church: Italian in inspiration, Protestant in its interior and arts and crafts in its decoration. Now Richard Griffiths Architects has brought all the layers together in a rich, new interpretation. Photographs by Will Pryce and Morley von Sternberg

  • Wealth of the unknown

    02 March 2007

    This book on the beaux arts movement reveals how much can be learnt from unnoticed Parisian gems.

  • Beauty treatment

    19 January 2007

    The latest in a long line of books on the arts and crafts movement looks impeccable, but brings little new illumination.

  • Snappy Dresser

    10 September 2004

    Modernist pioneer or Victorian master? Alan Powers lifts the lid on Christopher Dresser

  • Cathedral culture

    2 April 2004

    As all psychogeographers know, the most appealing features of urban landscape – the industrial wastelands, the unconscious anachronisms, the unreconstructed local distinctiveness – are the victims of regeneration and the heritage industry.

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