architecture

46/365 Minor Landmark #2 by Nigel Rumsey

Public toilet by Plastik Architects, Gravesend

Parrock Street, Gravesend

The answer to yesterday’s question. The minor landmark created by Plastik Architects is a public toilet. Opened in 2007, shortlisted for the RIBA Regional award 2007, awarded Best Small Project by Kent County Council and now seemingly closed.

Sadly no one won the prize of an all inclusive holiday for two to Costa Rica.

37/365 Homemead and Gravesham Court by Nigel Rumsey

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Homemead Close, Gravesend

This is the first in a short series of images of Homemead and Gravesham Court. They’re two blocks built in the late 60s and opened in 1970 as sheltered accommodation for elderly residents. Each block has 38 one bedroom flats.

I have to be honest and admit they are looking a little tired. What they’re like to live in I don’t know, it would be great to meet a resident.

20/365 Woodville Halls by Nigel Rumsey

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Windmill Street, Gravesend

This maybe another of those points where I lose some of you with my choice of architecture. I’m a big fan of concrete modernism and brutalism, consequentially I love the Civic Centre in the heart of Gravesend. The Woodville Halls are part of that building. This shot is from the rear of the building.

1968 Design/Construction
H T Cadbury-Brown & Partners - Architect (Brian Richards - job architect)