Another Brick in the Wall

  title={Another Brick in the Wall},
  author={Anthony Vidler},
Beginning architectural studies at Cambridge in the fall of 1960, I was presented with what in retrospect was one of the most didactic of “New Brutalist” buildings, the new extension to 1 Scroope Terrace designed by Colin (Sandy) St. John Wilson and Alex Hardy and completed two years earlier. Reyner Banham opined that “into this relatively small building were poured most of the intellectual aspirations of the Wilson, Smithson generation.”1 A two-story cube, with thirteen-inch thick brick walls… 
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