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The University of Southampton
International Summer School

Architecture of London

Sir John Soane's Museum Facade, London
Sir John Soane's Museum Facade, London


Two thousand years of history- from small river side settlement to urban metropolis- has imbued London with a unique and varied architectural landscape.

Using a series of case studies we will investigate the range of architectural styles found across London and how these reflect different periods in its expansion.

These case studies will be drawn from both well-known famous and lesser known hidden landmarks. We will consider each buildings location, its purpose, who built/designed it, its architectural style and its place within wider social, political, religious, cultural and historical events of the time.

In the class room a wide range of plans, photographs, paintings and maps will be used to illustrate the above points. We will also visit London and look at one or several of the buildings previously discussed.


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