3 | Architecture
Stockwell Bus Garage, London
The Stockwell Bus Garage sounds like one of the most unlikely sites for beauty: it was built in 1952, it’s not a particularly glamorous building and it is made entirely of concrete. But there’s something about it. The proportions are very satisfying, and in winter, when it’s all lit up by these beautiful old lamps, there is a kind of glow, a warmth, as if you are peering into a world in which buses are being rested for the evening. It looks like the buses are being penned and fed and hosed down inside the building.