Video – Ptolemy Dean embraces Embassy Court

In 2008 Ptolemy Dean explored the potential of Embassy Court in his series “Picture Perfect Homes”. Here he describes the impact it had on the Brighton seafront when it opened  just after the great...

Video – Embassy Court, Wells Coates and Modernism

Embassy Court is an exceptionally important example of the Modernist architectural style of the early 1930’s. Click here to watch a video by Elaine Harwood about the architectural significance of the three Modernist apartment blocks designed by Wells Coates in the...

The Meeting Place Cafe

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Fallingwater (click for video) in rural Pennsylvania was built in the modernist style at the same time as Embassy Court. It was designed by Frank Lloyd Wright and, unlike Embassy Court, was plagues by design faults from ther very beginning. The client, Edgar Kaufmann, had Wright’s design reviewed by a firm...

From Fantasy to Reality

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