Contexts – The work of Hodder and Partners, RIBA Publishing

Contexts – The work of Hodder and Partners, RIBA Publishing

Contexts, published by the Royal Institute of British Architects, represents a fresh take on the architectural monograph. Instead of a lookbook full of project images, five writers examine Hodder’s role in the changing landscape of architectural practice.

They explore the influences that have shaped Hodder’s approach and his architectural language: the architecture of Arne Jacobsen, the spirit of place, the British Arts and Crafts tradition as well as the architect’s Mancunian roots.

The result is a book to stimulate the mind as much as feast one’s eyes on.

Client information

Hodder + Partners

Hodder + Partners was founded in 1983 and offers architectural services across all sectors, including interior design, masterplanning and urban design.

Stephen Hodder eschews the limelight craved by so many of his architect colleagues. Instead his thoughtful and sensitive approach has resulted in his own brand of humane modernism decorated with more than 40 major national awards for buildings as divers as the Colne Swimming Pool and the extension of Arne Jacobsen’s Grade I listed St Catherine’s College in Oxford.

RIBA Royal Institute of British Architects

The Royal Institute of British Architects is a professional membership organisation and aims to advance architecture by demonstrating benefit to society and promoting excellence in the profession.

The organisation's HQ is in a fine Grade II-listed 1930s building, designed by Grey Wornum, at the junction of Portland Place and Weymouth Street in London W1.

The building houses an extensive architecture bookshop, a café with outdoor terrace, galleries hosting exhibitions, lecture theatres for talks, and is home to one of the finest architectural libraries in the world.