Matt Jones

Photographing Architecture Week

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Over the course of National Architecture Week, I shall be taking pictures of my favourite North East buildings and uploading them to Flickr using the tag “architecture week".

First off is the Engineering Research Station, a Grade II listed building in Killingworth, a small town situated a few miles north of Newcastle and a treasure trove of Brutalist style architecture.

Designed by Newcastle based Ryder & Yates in the mid 60s, the building won numerous awards at the time. The Twentieth Century Society website has some good information about the the ERS. More buildings - other than ones used for public transport - should be called ‘stations’, in my opinion.