The House for an Art Lover is a building constructed in 1989-96, based on a design of 1901 by Charles Rennie Mackintosh with his wife, Margaret MacDonald. The building is situated in Bellahouston Park in Glasgow, Scotland. The House is still representative of the Mackintoshes, and the organisation running the facilities wishes to promote the Mackintoshes’ work. Today, the House for an Art Lover encourages interest in art, design, and architecture.
This doll’s house was built in the 1780s for the daughters of George III. It contains furnishings they made and decorated themselves. The walls retain their green ‘amoeba’ pattern wallpaper; similar in colour to fragments found at the palace itself. The house was later given away to the children of the captain of the King’s ship.
Step into the Freud Museum London and discover the world of Sigmund Freud, the founder of psychoanalysis, who came here in 1938 after fleeing Nazi-occupied Vienna. Visit London’s most enchanting historic house museum and see Freud’s intriguing study, his iconic psychoanalytic couch and his large collection of classical antiquities.
It’s stuffed with curios and is almost exactly as Soane left it when he died in 1837. Among the treasures are an Egyptian sarcophagus that Soane was so elated at acquiring that he partied for three days.
The Stained Glass Museum was established in the 1970s to rescue and preserve stained glass and now houses a national collection of British stained glass.
Carmody Groarke is a London-based architecture studio established by Kevin Carmody and Andrew Groarke. The studio focuses on process-led work of widely varying typologies (temporary pavilions to permanent memorials) in the UK and abroad for private, commercial and public clients.
Bede’s World is a recreated Anglo-Saxon settlement from the 7th century and offers an insight into the monk known as the Venerable Bede. The museum reveals the surprisingly cosmopolitan life of the scientist and historian.
Part of The National Trust, the childhood homes of John Lennon and Sir Paul McCartney reveal the musician’s humble beginnings and the places where the Beatles met, composed and rehearsed many of their earliest songs.
The city of Bath was designated a World Heritage Site in 1987 due to its stunning Georgian architecture and Roman Baths. The centre of the city is lined with elegant, honey coloured buildings built in Bath stone that people come from all corners of the world to marvel at.
The Avoncroft Museum houses a diverse collection of materials that unpack the construction and technologies used in buildings in the Midlands. These include plans, photographs and architectural fragments . Since 1994, it has also housed the National Telephone Kiosk Collection which contains 32 types used from 1912 to the modern day.
From 1875, 18 Stafford Terrace was the home of Punch cartoonist Edward Linley Sambourne, his wife Marion, their two children and their live-in servants. The house gives an insight into the personal lives of the Sambourne family, and also provides a rare example of what was known as an ‘Aesthetic interior’ or ‘House Beautiful’ style.
2 Willow Road is a unique modernist building designed by renowned architect Ernö Goldfinger in 1939. He lived in this Hampstead home with his wife and three children until he passed away in 1987.