Ryder & Yates features in new RIBA NE Exhibition

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An initiative by
RIBA North East
North East Architectural Heritage
'Reinvigorating the Region' charts the development of architecture in the North East of England in response to economic challenges, social optimism and bold political decisions following the end of the Second World War.
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Twentieth Century Society : Ryder and Yates

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From the Journals of
Twentieth Century Society

Twentieth Century Architects is a new series of MONOGRAPHS published by
Twentieth Century Society, RIBA and English Heritage. The first two books (Powell & Moya by Kenneth Powell, and Ryder and Yates by Rutter Carroll) have been well received and are available at a discount via the Society’s website. We asked a selection of architects and designers for their responses to the stories the books tell about post-war British modernism.

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Ryder & Yates, Classic Images


Norgas House (1965)
Images from the archives showing some of Ryder & Yates’ architectural highlights
Images retain the copyright of their respective owners
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Ryder & Yates, Pair's Design Still Force for Good

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Tony Henderson

Newcastle Journal Live
THE architect Peter Yates once began a lecture with the quote that a city should be “for the convenience of its inhabitants and a surprise to its visitors”.
Well, the Tyneside architectural practice of Peter Yates and Gordon Ryder certainly sprang a few surprises over 30 years from the formation of the partnership in 1953.
Their modernist style produced projects such as the 1965 Norgas House, the first major building in Killingworth New Town in North Tyneside.Two years later they followed up with the award-winning and now listed Engineering Research Station, also in Killingworth, which was later used as offices by North Tyneside Council.
Among Ryder and Yates buildings in Newcastle are MEA House, studios 1 and 5 at the former Tyne Tees TV in City Road, the nearby Salvation Army Men’s Palace overlooking the Tyne and the Vickers factory on Scotswood Road.
The importance of Ryder and Yates has now been recognised by a new book in a series on 20th Century architects by Riba Publishing, English Heritage and the Twentieth Century Society.
Not only is it the first book in the series, but Ryder and Yates is the only practice outside London to be featured.
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Ryder and Yates Book Launch

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The long awaited
Ryder and Yates book was finally launched at the RIBA HQ in London last night. A second launch tonight at the newly renovated Tyneside Cinema in Pilgrim Street, Newcastle upon Tyne was enjoyed by perhaps 150 people.

The first ever comprehensive account of the outstanding work of Ryder and Yates has been chronicled in this new book by Tyneside architect Rutter Carroll. Formed by Gordon Ryder and Peter Yates and heavily influenced by Le Corbusier and Berthold Lubetkin, the practice dominated the development of modern architecture in the North East of England from the early 1950s, where their visually astounding modernism put them in stark contrast to their contemporaries.
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Ryder and Yates Northumberland Hideaway

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In April of 2009 , I was lucky enough to come across a wonderful example of Ryder and Yates domestic architecture in Northumberland. The owner very generously allowed me to take photographs. I extend my grateful thanks to her for her kindness. The house is largely unchanged from it's original 1959 design

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