Municipal housing flats, Quarry Hill, Leeds
|Architect/Designer||Livett, Richard Alfred Hardwick (1898-1959)|
|Artist/Photographer||Pickard, Charles R. H.|
|Library Reference||AP Box 844 Oddities / England|
|Colour Info||Black and white|
|Credit||Architectural Press Archive / RIBA Collections|
|Subject||Steel ; Concrete ; Flats ; Housing ; Prefabrication|
NOTES: R A H Livett, architect and the Director of Housing, based his design on that of the Karl Marx Hof in Vienna. Eugene Mopin, responsible for the revolutionary building techniques used at Cite de la Muette at Drancy in France, was commissioned to produce a structural design for the flats. The Mopin system used a light steel frame, encased in pre-cast concrete units, which were then filled with poured concrete. The first flats were occupied in 1938 and building continued until 1941, but the estate was never finished. The flats were eventually demolished in 1977.
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