Serge Chermayeff, Modernist Building, English Architecture, Modernism, Project
Serge Chermayeff, Architect : Architecture
20th Century Architect, England, UK: Key Designs
Serge Chermayeff Architect – Key Projects
Featured Buildings by Serge Ivan Chermayeff, alphabetical:
Bentley Wood, nr. Halland, Sussex, southeast England
Date built: 1935-38
Modern building – Serge’s own house
This iconic house is locally known as Bentley Wood or the House at Halland. The land was purchased by the modernist architect.
The house overlooks the South Downs National Park, framing the spectacular view. The house was designed and built by himself in 1938 and his family lived there for a couple of years. The present owners have lived in the house since 2003 and use it as a family home. They are architect Sean Albuquerque and Artist Victoria Albuquerque and are gradually restoring it’s celebrated design.
De La Warr Pavilion, Bexhill-on-Sea, East Sussex, England
Date built: 1934-35
Architects: Mendelsohn and Chermayeff
Serge Chermayeff : Modern building
The 9th Earl De La Warr in May laid the plaque which forms part of the floor of the De La Warr Pavilion’s foyer in 1935, stating:
‘A modernist building of world renown that will become a crucible for creating a new model of cultural provision in an English seaside town which is going to lead to the growth, prosperity and the greater culture of our town’
The Pavilion opened to the public for the first time on the 12th December of that year, to critical and popular acclaim and controversy. Seventy years on, the response to the building’s re-opening as a centre for contemporary arts in October 2005, received much the same reception.
More architectural information re designs by Serge Chermayeff online soon