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Katie | July 8, 2013

Lesser Known Architecture at the Design Museum

I love things that make you look harder, that make you stop and appreciate the beauty and creativity all around you. Lesser Known Architecture, is a tiny photography exhibition in a tucked away corner of the Design Museum that does just that.

As part of June 2013’s London Festival of Architecture, ten under-appreciated buildings and structures were nominated by leading architecture critics, curated by Elias Redstone, and photographed by Theo Simpson. They are being displayed as a series of single colour offset prints in the Design Museum Café until 22nd July.

Lesser Known Architecture Welbeck Street Car Park
Lesser Known Architecture Stockwell Bus Garage
Lesser Known Architecture Crystal Palace Subway
Lesser Known Architecture Cabmens Shelter
Lesser Known Architecture Brownfield Estate
Lesser Known Architecture Bevin Court

The ten buildings and their nominators are:

  • Bevin Court, nominated by Tom Dyckhoff (BBC Culture Show)
  • Brownfield Estate, nominated by Owen Hatherley (The Guardian)
  • Cabmen’s Shelters, nominated by Oliver Wainwright (The Guardian)
  • Crystal Palace Subway, nominated by Rory Olcayto (The Architects’ Journal)
  • London Underground Arcades, nominated by Edwin Heathcote (Financial Times)
  • Mail Rail, nominated by Ellie Stathaki (Wallpaper*)
  • Nunhead Cemetery, nominated by Hugo MacDonald (Monocle)
  • Occidental Oil Refinery Jetty, nominated by Owen Hatherley (The Guardian)
  • Stockwell Bus Garage, nominated by Tom Dyckhoff (BBC Culture Show)
  • Welbeck Street Car Park, nominated by Sam Jacob (Dezeen / Art Review)

Which one is your favourite? Are there any buildings that you think are missing from this list?

Further Reading for the Especially Geeky ::

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Having established confessions of a design geek in 2010, Katie Treggiden has gone on to a career in design journalism, writing for titles such as The Guardian, The Telegraph, Elle Decoration, Stylist, Design Milk and Ideal Home. In 2014, she launched Fiera, an independent magazine dedicated to discovering new talent at the world’s design fairs. Her second book, Makers of East London, was published in 2015.

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