sitting beside the river irwell on new bailey street in salford, aldine house was designed by architects leach, rhodes, & walker. it’s one of a cluster of interlocking office buildings organised around a central courtyard, which together form a complex known today known as ‘riverside’.
when the site was completed in 1967, the guardian and manchester evening news were two of the original tenants, which is thought to be why each of the four buildings was named after a typeface - aldine house’s neighbours are baskerville house, cloister house and delphian house.
the facades found at riverside are dominated by long rows of protruding window units that repeat impressively across the length of each building, before being met by the ribbed concrete stair cores sitting at each end. made of pre-set concrete and featuring distinctive rounded corners, this modular window styling is reminiscent of that found at highland house (also situated in salford and designed by the same architects).
in 1975, the architects added a fifth building for use as their office. however, despite being part of the same complex, the newcomer was finished with polished black granite (in contrast to the exposed concrete used across the original four structures) and took the slightly disappointing name of ‘west riverside’.
giclée print on hahnemühle photo rag bright white 310gsm paper.
available in a2 or a1, with each size limited to a run of fifty prints.
prices include uk delivery.
a2 / £120
a1 / £160
a2 / £190
a1 / £250
solid wood, matte black, 25mm frame
(as pictured above).