London Buildings, Tower, Developer, Competition, Development, Architecture
London Building Q
Key Buildings in London, England, UK
updated 13 Jun 2014
London Architecture : Q
Key London buildings (no photos – alphabetical, listed by building)
Quebec tower, south London
Queen’s Gallery, Buckingham Palace, southwest London
Design: John Simpson & Partners
Limited competition 1997
Queen’s House, Greenwich, southeast London
Design: Inigo Jones, architect
The Queen’s House, Greenwich, is a former royal residence built between 1616–1619 in Greenwich, then a few miles downriver from London, and now a district of the city.
It was altered and completed by Jones, in a second campaign about 1635 for Henrietta Maria, queen of King Charles I. The Queen’s House is one of the most important buildings in British architectural history, being the first consciously classical building to have been constructed in Britain. It was Jones’s first major commission after returning from his 1613–1615 grand tour of Roman, Renaissance and Palladian architecture in Italy.
Some earlier English buildings, such as Longleat, had made borrowings from the classical style; but these were restricted to small details and were not applied in a systematic way. Nor was the form of these buildings informed by an understanding of classical precedents. The Queen’s House would have appeared revolutionary to English eyes in its day.
Address: Romney Rd, Greenwich, London SE10 9NF
Queen Mary College Library, Mile End Rd, east London
Design: Colin St Wilson & Partners
Queen Mary University of London : Lock-keeper’s Graduate Centre, London E1
Design: Surface Architects
Queen Mary University of London : Research Centre
Design: Alsop Architects – Will Alsop