Archive: September 2009

Saltdean Lido

Published: Sunday, September 20, 2009

Three miles along the south coast, east of Brighton lies the small town of Saltdean. Despite its size Saltdean possesses two of the finest Modernist buildings in Britain, the Ocean Hotel and Saltdean Lido. A lido is essentially a public outdoor swimming pool and accompanying facilities. The construction of lidos in Britain reached its zenith in the 1930s. Over one-hundred... Read more »

Tags: International Style, Lido, Seaside

Embassy Court

Published: Sunday, September 20, 2009

Standing on King's Road on Brighton sea front Embassy Court is a fine example of the Modernist Movement. Designed by the architect Wells Coates Embassy Court was built between 1934 and 1936. Wells Coates (1895 - 1958) was a designer and architect and was responsible for many fine Modernist buildings in Britain, including the Isokon building in London and the... Read more »

Tags: Housing, International Style, Seaside

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