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The Legacy of Wells Coates: A Mini-Documentary About Modern Icons

The Legacy of Wells Coates: A Mini-Documentary About Modern Icons

The Legacy of Wells Coates is a mini-documentary by photographer Baker and director Alex Simpson that explores the modern designs of two of Well Coates' most iconic buildings: the Isokon Building in London and Brighton's Embassy Court. Both buildings have been restored and adapted, and are occupied by residents who give their insights on the architectural significance of their homes in this short film.

The Isokon was once home to notable architects Walter Gropius and Marcel Breuer, who lived there as neighbors. "The Isokon Building doesn’t just have a history that ended back then [in the 1930s]…It’s an ongoing story," says Magnus Englund, a resident of the Isokon's penthouse apartment. Meanwhile, the clean design of the Embassy Court, located right along the sea, is described by a resident as "living in a piece of art."

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Cite: Kaley Overstreet. "The Legacy of Wells Coates: A Mini-Documentary About Modern Icons" 15 May 2016. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/787189/the-legacy-of-wells-coates-a-mini-documentary-about-modern-icons/> ISSN 0719-8884