Buildings and Projects – Architectural Monograph

Published in 2012, the practice’s first monograph documents Allies and Morrison’s projects from 1983 to 2003. These consist of Bob Allies and Graham Morrison’s victorious first competition entry, the Mound redevelopment in Edinburgh which sparked the formation of the practice in 1984, to a confident stream of projects to follow, including the British Embassy in Dublin, the Abbey Mills Pumping Station, the University of Cambridge Sidgwick campus and the BBC White City scheme. The projects are illustrated by drawings and photos, and include comments by Bob Allies and Graham Morrison.

The book also includes essays by Richard MacCormac and Robert Tavernor explaining early practice influences and motivation. Tavernor details Morrison’s particular affinity with Scandinavian modernism after working in Finland in the early 70s, which would guide/foreshadow his design visions for the future. Allies however, steered the excitement of the potential for urban transformation. The amalgamation of these identities has inspired the growth and success of the practice from its beginning in 1984.

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