Brighton Fringe Tours of E...

The tour dates for this years festival are: 7th, 8th, 14th, 15th, 21st, 22nd, 28th, 29th May and 4th and 5th June All tours will start at 11am. Includes tour of the 11th floor sun-terrace, and an interior of a flat. Tickets cannot be purchased on the door but can be purchased from www.brightonfringe.org Tickets go on general sale from 3rd March but are available to friends of Brighton Fringe...

Wells Coates by Elizabeth ...

“Wells Coates” is a fascinating new book on the architect of Embassy Court. Painstakingly researched, wonderfully illustrated and immensely readable, this book takes us from Coates’ youth in Japan, to his last great building at the Festival of Britain, and beyond. It is both a portrait of the man and a broad ranging reappraisal of his work. For many of us who live at Embassy Court, Wells Coates is our...

Introducing Embassy Court

Embassy Court is an 11 storey block of flats situated on the Brighton seafront on the corner of Western Street and the Kings Road. It was designed by the architect Wells Coates and completed in 1935. It is amongst of the most outstanding examples of pre-war Modernism in the UK, it has a grade II* listed status and remains a major Brighton landmark. This beautiful, elegantly proportioned block contains 72...

Wells Coates and Modernism

Coates was a key figure in the development of the first phase of British Modernism. A Canadian national brought up in Japan he seems typical of the invigorating spirit that entered British cultural life in the 1930s. Energetic, driven, beholden to no-one, capable of a deep idealism whose seriousness was tempered with a great personal charm, groups of like minded individuals naturally formed around him....

Isokon Gallery

In celebration of its 80th year, Embassy Court’s sister building, The Isokon in Hampstead has opened a gallery to the public for a remarkable exhibition.  This exhibition tells a fascinating story, of the building itself, the world-famous figures that made it their home in the 1930s, and the company, Isokon, that shared its name and became a by-word for visionary design. This a “must see” exhibition for...

Embassy Court In 1979

Photos by former resident Nicholas Howell, with many...

Driving Past

1st April 2012 (no it’s not an April Fools), Vintage Cars and Embassy Court. Anyone know what age these cars...

Piers’ Cranes flying...

Embassy Court artist Piers...

Bibliography of Wells Coat...

My bibliography of Wells Coates and Embassy Court for general readers, students and researchers. Available at http://www.embassycourt.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/Bibliography-Wells-Coates-and-Embassy-Court.pdf PDF file, 30 pages