Anthony Hunt
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introduction  •  early years  •  1951, Samuely and beyond  •  Anthony Hunt Associates  •  friends, architects, houses  •  High Tech  •  engineering changes  •  late great commissions  •  influence  •  selected works  •  sources
Friends, architects, houses
Anthony Hunt had shared in the 1960s adventure with a group of engineers and architects whose tastes mirrored his own. Engineers Frank Newby, Peter Rice and Edmund Happold; architects Michael and Patty Hopkins, Richard and Su Rogers, Norman and Wendy Foster, Nicholas Grimshaw, and Terry Farrell — he counted this group among his friends.
His sympathy with their ideas is clearly demonstrated in the structural designs he provided for their homes. One of the earliest examples (pre High Tech) dates from 1966: designed by Team 4 for Su Rogers' parents, the Creak Vean house is a concrete structure embedded in the Cornish coastal landscape. In 1979, Hunt worked again with Richard and Su Rogers to realise their single storey modular Wimbledon house, this time firmly in the High Tech style.
The Park Road apartments in London (1968), designed by Terry Farrell and Nicholas Grimshaw, were unusual at the time in their use of visually uncompromising profiled steel cladding in a residential development. This project cemented Hunt's personal relationships with Farrell and Grimshaw.
The most ambitious design was for the Hopkins house (1976) in Hampstead, London. Here, Hunt responded to the challenge of designing the most slender, unobtrusive structure imaginable, using ultra-lightweight steel with glass. A similar double-height single span structure in aluminium was taken to prototype stage for the Foster House in Hampstead. Hunt also worked on the Richard Rogers' conceptual 'Zip-up' house (1971) and on architect Ian Ritchie's Eagle Rock House (1980) in Crowborough, Sussex.
introduction  •  early years  •  1951, Samuely and beyond  •  Anthony Hunt Associates  •  friends, architects, houses  •  High Tech  •  engineering changes  •  late great commissions  •  influence  •  selected works  •  sources
All items by Anthony Hunt
All items by Anthony Hunt Associates
All items by YRM Anthony Hunt Associates
Everything built ... 1932 - 2008
references  interview with Anthony Hunt, correspondance with Anthony Hunt
photo  courtesy Anthony Hunt

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The Hopkins house (1976).
Architect: Michael Hopkins
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The interior of the Hopkins house.
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