TQ3181 : Hill House, Shoe Lane

taken 7 years ago, near to London, City of London, Great Britain

Hill House, Shoe Lane
Hill House, Shoe Lane
An office block with windows deeply set into a moulded concrete frame, and a pronounced stair-tower. By the Ronald Fielding Partnership, 1975-79. As well as offices, the building houses a public library in the basement, using foundations, Pevsner notes, laid c1960 for the Daily Telegraph's printing works but never used as such.
As a building material, concrete is currently widely detested, but in my humble opinion it has its place. It has a variety of colours and textures, and would at least provide relief from the ubiquity of shiny, multi-coloured glass boxes with random sticky-out bits.
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Date Taken
Saturday, 14 May, 2011   (more nearby)
Submitted
Saturday, 3 September, 2011
Geographical Context
Public buildings and spaces  Business, Retail, Services 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 3148 8131 [10m precision]
WGS84: 51:30.9253N 0:6.3933W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 3151 8132
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West-southwest (about 247 degrees)
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1950s-1970s Architecture 

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