Hillingdon civic centre, Uxbridge, London (Grade II)


Built between 1973 and 1979 by one of the foremost postwar architectural practices, Robert Matthew Johnson-Marshall, it is an example of postmodernism that creatively reinterprets the arts and crafts tradition. It was seen by some as a betrayal of modernism. Derbyshire took a modern office building and gave it an exterior that revived arts and crafts forms with traditional brickwork detail. In doing so, the building marked the emergence of a new architectural mood.


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