Something Concrete + Modern Launched.

We’re delighted to announce the launch of Something Concrete + Modern, a new initiative that we’re involved with.

SC + M was conceived as a means of celebrating the people and the buildings that created a new architectural landscape in post-war years in the North East of England. As part of the project, today we have launched an online archive.

This online archive is designed to catalogue the key projects and people that were influential during this period. It is funded by a grant from the Royal Institute of British Architects, to document and publish information about this unique period in the history of the region. The archive contains detailed information about buildings and schemes, built and unbuilt, from Tyne & Wear to Teeside. There are hundreds of historic images to browse, often directly from the architect’s own collections and not available anywhere else online.

We’ll soon be announcing details of upcoming events to coincide with the launch. With a buzz around SC + M already, these are sure to be popular and well worth a visit.

With a big interest in modern architecture in the TAC Design studio, you can imagine how much fun we’ve had on this project. Working with so much incredible historic content has been a great experience and an opportunity to learn more about the part of the world we call home. We’ve spent way too much time distracted by all the amazing images at our disposal!

The archive already contains almost 50 buildings and schemes and with over 100 more in the process of being added, SM + M promises to be a constantly evolving resouce.

The SC + M team would welcome contact from anyone who might be willing to share information or their own experiences of working in, or living in any of the schemes included in the archive, or anything that might have been missed.

You can visit the archive here: