Beaver House, Oxford, UK

Oxford Architects Partnership
Date Built
1971 - 1972
Hythe Bridge Street
This concrete and glass office building on Hythe Bridge Street was originally the headquarters of the Blackwell book selling empire.  The Pevsner Guide for Oxfordshire explains that, "... The pivot is the diagonally set staircase tower at the corner of Hythe Bridge Street and Rewley End.  The tower is of reeded concrete blocks.  To Hythe Bridge Street the whole front is a glass curtain wall, except for the grouped entrances.  The top floor projects, the ground floor is retracted.  To Rewley End the ground floor is reeded concrete with only six widely spaced windows.  Above it is again all glass."

Close Window