Ideal House, London

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Palladium House
Ideal House London 3191.JPG
Street view of the building
Former names Ideal House
General information
Location corner of Great Marlborough Street and Argyll Street
Town or city London
Country United Kingdom
Coordinates 51°30′50″N 0°08′24″W / 51.514°N 0.140°W / 51.514; -0.140Coordinates: 51°30′50″N 0°08′24″W / 51.514°N 0.140°W / 51.514; -0.140
Completed 1929
Architectural Art Deco
Technical details
Floor count 7
Design and construction
Architect Raymond Hood, Gordon Jeeves

Palladium House, formerly known as Ideal House is a grade II listed Art Deco office building located on the corner of Great Marlborough Street and Argyll Street in London.

History and description[edit]

The building was designed in by architects Raymond Hood and Gordon Jeeves in the art deco style as the London headquarters of the National Radiator Company (European subsidiary of the American Radiator Company.), its design was a scaled down version of the American Radiator Building, New York.[1]

Built 1928-9, the building is a 7 story office block, with black granite facing decorated with an inlaid champlevé design with Egyptian influences. The building was extended in 1935.[1]

In 1981 it was declared a Grade II Listed Building.[1]

Architectural details
Decorated cornice 
Main entrance decoration (2009) 


Further reading[edit]

  • Curl, James Stevens (2005), The Egyptian Revival: Ancient Egypt as the Inspiration for Design Motifs in the West, pp. 385–7 
  • Edwards, Arthur Trystan (June 1929), "The Clash of Colour or the Moor of Argyll Street", The Architectural Review: 289–99 

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