The ideal building has three elements: it is sturdy, useful, and beautiful. Architecture plays a key role in shaping our environment. Covering ancient and modern architecture from across the world, we will examine buildings to reveal what lies behind their design, and appreciate the ideas that underpin the concept of architecture, adopting a thematic approach that deals in turn with the functions, the meanings, the structural and the social aspects of buildings.

Frequency : Monthly
When : Thursdays at 10.30 a.m. The week in the month varies
Where : Visits within the London area

Group Convener: Architect Keith Roberts

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Our programme for 2018

18 January 2018
Greek and Roman architecture
Meet at the British Museum for Room 18

About the architecture of ancient Greece
About Roman architecture and its influence

15 February 2018
Gothic architecture
Meet at Westminster Abbey for the Tomb of Henry VII

About Gothic architecture

15 March 2018
Romanesque architecture
Meet at St Bartholomew the Great, West Smithfield, then on to The Charterhouse

12 April 2018
Arts & Crafts architecture and the Red House
Meet at the William Morris Gallery, Walthamstow

17 May 2018
Renaissance architecture and Inigo Jones
Meet at The Banqueting House, Whitehall

21 June 2018
Futurism and the Estorick Collection
Meet at The Angel Station for a walk along Upper Street to the Estorick Collection near Highbury Corner

12 July 2018
Revivalist, Neo-Classical and Georgian architecture
Meet at Kenwood House, Hampstead

16 August 2018
Modern architecture and the Bauhaus
Meet at the Royal Institute of British Architects, Portland Place

September 2018 (date to be confirmed)
Postmodern architecture
Meet at an Open House 2018 venue (to be confirmed)

11 October 2018
Tudor architecture and The Temple Church and Middle Temple Hall
Meet at Temple Church