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Wells Coates in the “Wingsail” catamaran

This short news item from 1948 features Wells Coates and the co-designer of the Wingsail catamaran Leslie Appleton. Recently published by British Pathe News see

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...

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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The Seasons, as seen from Embassy Court

Brighton beach is for life, not just for August. The French Lieutenants snowman Nightlife … the refurbished Victorian Bandstand The Meeting Place Cafe He wants to be a No’lo Avatar, not a Na’vi Avatar Brighton’s sandy beach Let the Band play … and I say unto you… Paddling...

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