Architect: Henry Thomas Cadbury-Brown

Take One: Henry ‘Jim’ Cadbury-Brown and Richard Wentworth on the Royal College of Art

Take One: Henry ‘Jim’ Cadbury-Brown and Richard Wentworth on the Royal College of Art

Take One is a collaboration between Drawing Matter and the Architects’ Lives oral history project run by National Life Stories. Each episode pairs a drawing or visual element with a short audio extract, showing the image alongside the voice of its creator or an informed commentator. The audio extracts are taken from life… Read More

Alternative Histories: Stephen Bates on Henry Thomas Cadbury-Brown

Alternative Histories: Stephen Bates on Henry Thomas Cadbury-Brown

Reading Jim Cadbury-Brown’s transcript of ‘Ideas of Disorder’ delivered at the Architectural Association in 1959, it is clear just how far he had moved from his functionalist modern movement origins towards a more expressive and instinctive idea of what architecture could be and mean. The drawing of a first scheme… Read More

Architectural anxiety

Architectural anxiety

By Niall Hobhouse and Nicholas Olsberg

This instalment explores the rich pathologies of architectural anxiety: the nagging pressure of what architects know and admire, or have seen and rejected. Or of what it is in the work of other architects, and in their own past practice, which they are driven always to acknowledge in the buildings… Read More