Sir Basil Spence Archive

Spence House

Spence House, Beaulieu, Hampshire. c.1960-1964.

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the building

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Presentation drawing

Presentation drawing showing Canongate flats, Edinburgh1965

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window of Coventry

Baptistery, font and window of Coventry Cathedral, 1962

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interior perspective

Early interior perspective of Coventry Cathedral, 1951

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Sir Basil Spence Archive

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Sir Basil Spence Archive

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Sir Basil Spence Archive

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Sir Basil Spence Archive

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Sir Basil Spence Archive

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Sir Basil Spence Archive

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Sir Basil Spence Archive

University of Edinburgh library, c1967-1968

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Sir Basil Spence Archive

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Sir Basil Spence Archive

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Empire Exhibition

ICI pavilion and tower, Empire Exhibition, Glasgow, 1938

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Sir Basil Spence Archive

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Sir Basil Spence Archive

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Sir Basil Spence Archive

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the Sea and Ships

Floating dock at the Sea and Ships pavilion for the Festival of Britain, South Bank, London, 1951.

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Sea and Ships

Sea and Ships pavilion, Festival of Britain, South Bank, London 1951

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Sea and Ships

Sea and Ships section signage and transport aboard the festival ship 'Campania', part of the Festival of Britain, 1951

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sketch of the Sea

Preliminary sketch of the Sea & Ships pavilion for the Festival of Britain, South Bank, London, 1949

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the Airport

Glasgow Airport, 1966

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Glasgow Airport

The Lomond Grill at Glasgow Airport. 1966.

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a Bar

The Sanderling Bar at Glasgow Airport. 1966

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the Airport

Glasgow Airport, 1966

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view of Hutchesontown

Perspective drawing showing general view of Hutchesontown C tower blocks, the Gorbals, Glasgow, c1959

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Hutchesontown Area

Hutchesontown Area C under construction from south along Sandyfaulds Square, the Gorbals, Glasgow, 1961

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the Gorbals area

Oblique aerial view of the Gorbals area, Glasgow 1990

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The Academy

Kilsyth Academy, 1948

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drawing of Kilsyth

Perspective drawing of Kilsyth Academy, 1948

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Barracks Block

Hyde Park Cavalry Barracks, London, Barracks Block (Block C), 1970

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Park Cavalry

Hyde Park Cavalry Barracks, London, 1970

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tower block

Hyde Park Cavalry Barracks, London, married quarters tower block from stables ramp, 1970

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The Mortonhall

Mortonhall Crematorium, Edinburgh, 1998

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Interior of Mortonhall

Interior of Mortonhall Crematorium, Edinburgh, 1966

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The Mortonhall

Elevation drawings of Mortonhall Crematorium, Edinburgh, c1961

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Perspective drawing

Perspective drawing of New Zealand Parliament extension, Wellington, New Zealand, 1965

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Sir Basil Spence Archive

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building and grounds

British Embassy, Rome. Aerial view of chancery building and grounds

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Perspective drawing

Perspective drawing of the British Embassy, Rome

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Computer room

Scottish Widows Fund and Life Assurance Society, Dalkeith Road, Edinburgh. Computer room.

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Assurance Society

Scottish Widows Fund and Life Assurance Society, Dalkeith Road, Edinburgh. Aerial view.

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Assurance Society

Scottish Widows Fund and Life Assurance Society, Dalkeith Road, 1976

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Ground floor entrance hall

Scottish Widows Fund and Life Assurance Society, St Andrew’s Square, Edinburgh. Ground floor entrance hall.

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Widows Fund

Scottish Widows Fund and Life Assurance Society, St Andrew’s Square, Edinburgh, 1962

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Wood End

St Chad’s Church, Wood End, Coventry, 1958

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Wood End

Interior of St Chad’s Church, Wood End, Coventry, 1958

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The Willenhall

Church of St John the Divine, Willenhall, Coventry, 1958

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Tile Hill

St Oswald’s Church, Tile Hill, Coventry, 1958

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Tile Hill

Interior of St Oswald’s Church, Tile Hill, Coventry, 1958

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Meeting House

University of Sussex. Meeting House, 1966

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common room

University of Sussex. Junior common room, Falmer House, 1962

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dining hall

University of Sussex. Falmer House dining hall, 1962

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Meeting House

University of Sussex. Drawing of Meeting House, 1965

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High School

Thurso High School, Caithness, 1958

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High School

Entrance area, Thurso High School, Caithness, 1958

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Ellie Stathaki is the Architecture Editor at Wallpaper*. She trained as an architect at the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki in Greece and studied architectural history at the Bartlett in London. Now an established journalist, she has been a member of the Wallpaper* team since 2006, visiting buildings across the globe and interviewing leading architects such as Tadao Ando and Rem Koolhaas. Ellie has also taken part in judging panels, moderated events, curated shows and contributed in books, such as The Contemporary House (Thames & Hudson, 2018) and Glenn Sestig Architecture Diary (2020).