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Michael Manser

Michael Manser CBE RA Dip Arch PPRIBA RWA Hon Fraic

Architect Michael Manser dies aged 87.

Michael Manser CBE RA was a British-based architect. He was a president of the Royal Institute of British Architects and established his own successful architecture practice in 1961.

British Council Building, Dar Es Salaam

Michael qualified as an architect in 1954 and went on to establish The Manser Practice in 1960. He is widely recognised as an innovator, educator, writer and leader in the profession. Michael is famously a past President of the Royal Institute of British Architects.

British Council Building Tanzania

He passed away following a stroke, the second he had suffered in the last year.

Michael first designed a house for his parents and later himself; he continued to produce adventurous houses and built a fine reputation for modernist design. His main influence was the German architect Mies van der Rohe, but he also took influence from Andrea Palladio, and the mathematics of proportion. He met fellow Modernists through his journalistic work in the 1950s / 1960s; writing for fortnightly for the Observer, Architectural Design and Home magazine.

Website: Michael Manser

The Manser Practice – Latest Building Additions

British Council Building, Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania
Date built: 2013
British Council Tanzania
images from architect
British Council Building – added 28 Jan 2013

T4 Hilton Hotel, London, England, UK
Date built: 2013
T4 Hilton Hotel Heathrow Airport
images from architect
T4 Hilton Hotel – added 28 Jan 2013

Thompson House, Isle of Wight, southern England
Date built: 2013
Thompson House Isle of Wight
photo :Morley Von Sternberg
Thompson House – added 20 Jan 2013
The Client’s brief was for their weekend and holiday house, a compact 1960’s bungalow, to be enlarged, giving more living accommodation and enhancing the views of the sea to the north and west. Maintaining the private/secret nature of the site was also a requirement.

The Manser Practice – Recent Building

The Welch House, Isle of Wight, southern England
Date built: 2013
The Welch House
photo : Jonathan Manser
The Welch House – added 17 Jan 2013
The client, for whom the architects had previously designed a house in Nevada, wanted a modern four-bedroom family house with large open plan living area, using the dramatic seaside site.

The Manser Practice – Key Projects

Featured Buildings by the Manser Practice, alphabetical:

British Council Cultural Relations & Learning Centre, Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania

British High Commission, Karachi, Pakistan
2007

Hotel Terminal Four, Heathrow, London, UK

Southampton Airport, England, UK

Wembley Hilton, London, UK

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Manser Practice – Practice Information

Architect studios based in London and Leeds, both England, UK

Manser Practice : London Architect Studio

Michael Manser CBE RA Dip Arch PPRIBA RWA Hon FRAIC is the Non Executive Chairman.

Michael established this architecture practice in 1961.

Michael was President of the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) from 1983-85.

Jonathan Manser MA Cantab Dip Arch RIBA FRSA is the Managing Director.

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Swiss Re Building
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