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St Catherine's College, Oxford

This one one of the first post WWII buildings to be awarded Grade 1 listing and on my recent visit to Oxford it was more than able to stand up against all the historic work from before 1900. It also made most of the early C20th stuff look like so much suet pudding and most from 1980 or so unlikely to be looked at twice.

designed by Danish architect Arne Jacobsen http://www.stcatz.ox.ac.uk/college/college-history in 1962, this set the standard for clean modern design in the UK for a decade. After that Architecture changed from being a profession to being a commodity to be manipulated by the fashion and marketing industries like soap
lobby
lobby
St Catherine's College Oxford
St Catherine's College Oxford
the first 'quad'
the first 'quad'
the undergraduates common room (JCR)
the undergraduates common room (JCR)
Living accommodation
Living accommodation
staircase
staircase
The Library
The Library
Library entrance
Library entrance
campanile seen behind the principle community building
campanile seen behind the principle community building
main quad
main quad
Lecture theatres and principle community building
Lecture theatres and principle community building
The Music room, Downs School, Colwall
The Music room, Downs School, Colwall