Monday, July 4, 2011

Senate House, University of London

Drawing by R Myerscough Walker
Architect: Charles Holden

Charles Holden has become popularly associated with London Transport - both the stations of the 1920s and '30s as well as the HQ building of 1929, 55 Broadway (now sadly under threat of sale). However his relationship with LT became strained during the 1930s when Holden's focus shifted to the new University of London buildings - only one phase of which was completed, Senate House. This fine sketch captures the building completely. R Myersclough Walker was an architect and architectural illustrator - there is a lovely story that he drew buildings he didn't like at night!

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