Connell, Amyas Douglas

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Connell, Amyas Douglas (1901–80). New Zealand-born architect. He practised in London from 1929 and entered into partnership with Basil Robert Ward (1902–78) in 1932. From 1933 to 1939 they were in partnership with Colin Anderson Lucas (1906–84), as Connell, Ward, & Lucas, designing a whole series of advanced International Modern houses in England in the 1930s, much influenced by Le Corbusier. Connell's most celebrated house was ‘High and Over’, Amersham, Bucks. (1928), built with a reinforced-concrete frame on a three-pointed star-shaped plan. ‘New Farm’, Grayswood, Surrey (1932–3), displayed a series of cubic forms attached to a central circulation area. The firm's later work included the Tarburn House, Temple Gardens, Moor Park, Herts. (1937–8), the Walford House, Frognal, Hampstead (1937), ‘Potcraft’, Sutton, Surrey (1938), and the Proudman House, Roehampton, London (1938–9), Lucas's Green-side, Wentworth, Surrey, was demolished in 2003.

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Kalman (1994);
Sharp (1967a, 2003)