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Daily Express Building

Daily Express Building, Fleet Street. Owen Williams sleek 1932 headquarters for the Daily Express, the future straight from the past.

Stockwell Bus Garage

Stockwell Bus Garage. The cathedral of bus garages, designed by Adie, Button and Partners in 1952 to accommodate 200 buses under soaring concrete.

St Paul’s, Bow Common

St Pauls, Bow Common. East end, brutalist-style church by Maguire and Murray, voted by Britain’s best modern church in 2013.

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The Beddington Zero Energy Development (BedZED)

This viewpoint deals with BedZED, the most notable mixed-use sustainable community to be developed in London over the last twenty years. Develped by Bioregional and the Peabody Trust to designs by Bill Dunster Architects, BedZED was subject to significant media attention upon its completion in 2002 and no shortage of controversy. In this viewpoint, I argue that rather than being seen as good or bad, the scheme should be seen as an indication of how much our expectations regarding sustainabilty have changed over the last two decades.